Honeywell achieves ISASecure EDSA certification
July 14, 2011 – Honeywell announced that its Safety Manager solution has been awarded ISASecure Embedded Device Security Assurance (EDSA) certification by exida, the organization that conducted the stringent assessment. Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) is the first process automation vendor in the industry to get this certification which recognizes the integrity of both the embedded Safety Manager device and its development lifecycle, and follows rigorous testing against communication robustness, functional security and software development security.
Safety Manager delivers safety assurance for operators who oversee industrial processes. The solution helps lower the cost of safety and improves performance by reducing the risk of incidents, maximizing production uptime, reducing the cost of compliance and providing productivity tools that help manage safety in industrial plants.
HPS was presented with the award at its annual Users Group Americas conference by Bill Goble, principal partner of exida, who said, “Control system cyber security has learned from functional safety that the design process is critical for a strong foundation. Honeywell’s Safety Manager excelled in our evaluation and I’m impressed by the serious response Honeywell has made to today’s cyber security threats.”
“We’re proud to be the first to achieve EDSA certification,” said Erik de Groot, marketing manager, Safety Management Systems, Honeywell Process Solutions. “Cyber security is one of our strategic cornerstones and it’s an integral part of our product development process. ISASecure EDSA certification gives our customers – and their procurement teams – that extra reassurance that Safety Manager can deliver on its promises.”
Founded in 2007, the ISA Security Compliance Institute (ISCI) provides assurance for the cyber security of industrial automation control systems, and its certification specifications are established in collaboration with industry, trade associations, consumers, academia, government and regulatory agencies. Honeywell is a founding member of the ISCI.
Honeywell International (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell’s shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywellnow.com. Honeywell Process Solutions is part of Honeywell’s Automation and Control Solutions group, a global leader in providing product and service solutions that improve efficiency and profitability, support regulatory compliance, and maintain safe, comfortable environments in homes, buildings and industry. For more information about Process Solutions, access www.honeywellprocess.com.
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