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HIMA uses Wurldtech's Achilles cyber testing platform

September 17th, 2008 - Wurldtech Security Technologies announced that HIMA Paul Hildebrandt GmbH + Co KG, a leading supplier of safety-related automation solutions, has selected the Achilles Satellite Security Assurance Platform to expand internal robustness testing best practices for its product portfolio.

By integrating Achilles into established product development processes, HIMA and other global equipment manufacturers of Ethernet TCP/IP-based automation systems are greatly reducing business risk for their customers by proactively identifying, isolating and remediating vulnerabilities in process automation and control systems before they are deployed in operational industrial networks; minimizing downtime and improving the overall security, availability and integrity of global critical infrastructure.

"Security and robustness testing plays an integral role in our product development lifecycle and enables our world-class development team to continuously improve the overall resiliency of our industrial safety automation product portfolio," said Stefan Ditting, Product Manager of HIMA. "To ensure our global customer base receives the highest level of on-going security assurance, with both legacy and next-generation safety systems, we selected Achilles to validate system performance under real-world conditions and improve the security and reliability of our customer operations.”

Developed specifically to address cyber-security challenges unique to the industrial automation industry, Achilles has claimed the leadership mantle as the trusted solution for diagnosing known and unknown vulnerabilities in SCADA and industrial control systems and is now widely deployed amongst global operators, systems integrators and vendors who supply and manage critical infrastructure in sectors such as oil and gas, power, energy, water, transportation, telecommunications, manufacturing, as well as military and intelligence.

“Global industrial automation equipment vendors are continually looking for solutions to improve the security posture of their products and are rapidly adopting expert cyber-security testing as a crucial component of the development lifecycle,” said Tyler Williams, President and CEO of Wurldtech Security Technologies, Inc. “We are pleased to add HIMA to our growing list of control system manufacturers who have chosen to leverage our Achilles technology to diagnose, mitigate and manage cyber-security risk from design through deployment.”

About HIMA
HIMA Paul Hildebrandt GmbH + Co KG safety-related automation solutions for process, machine and building safety HIMA solutions, whether for critical safety applications in the process industry, in machine or in building automation, protect people, assets and the environment in more than 80 countries around the globe. In the process industry alone, HIMA has installed more safety systems than all of its competitors combined.

What distinguishes HIMA solutions from the rest, is the combination of maximum safety and maximum availability. Only through permanent safety and uninterrupted operation are HIMA’s clients able to achieve their business goals. HIMA solutions are based on practically-focused safety consulting, wide-ranging application experience, a comprehensive product range and the ability to successfully integrate safety solutions into almost any automation environment.

All HIMA systems and solutions comply with the latest international and local safety standards like IEC 61508 and IEC 61511, EN 954, EN ISO 13849 and are suitable for SIL 3 and even SIL 4, Cat. 4 and PL e applications.

About Wurldtech Security Technologies, Inc.
Wurldtech Security Technologies, headquartered in Vancouver, BC, Canada, is a leading provider of cyber risk and compliance management solutions for industrial automation industries worldwide. Wurldtech has a proven track record in recognizing and responding to cyber-security threats; developed the industry’s first available controller certification program; and has certified the largest number of products from global suppliers of the systems used in today’s critical infrastructures. Wurldtech is committed to delivering breakthrough products and services that help protect global critical infrastructure and address the security needs of major industrial organizations and government agencies worldwide.

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