Yokogawa’s Stardom controller achieves Achilles certification

  • October 29, 2007
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Vancouver, BC, Canada – October 29, 2007 - Wurldtech Security Technologies announced that the Yokogawa Stardom Controller FCJ has been awarded the Achilles Level 1 Security Certification.The Achilles Certification testing methodology employed by Wurldtech Labs includes attacks targeting hundreds of medium-to-high severity vulnerabilities, numerous complex evasion techniques, denial-of-service attacks and latency measurements. The program is designed to assess the network security of industrial devices and certify that they meet a comprehensive set of requirements. Achilles Certification required the Stardom Controller FCJ to maintain control functionality while being systematically attacked with network tests designed to verify protocol stack robustness, analyze rogue and invalid protocol packets, and provide information on the severity of vulnerabilities. The Achilles Certification Program presents device manufacturers such as Yokogawa with an independently verified result from which to communicate their product security to customers, while providing the operators of control systems with the most complete, accurate, and trustworthy information possible on the security of their deployed products.Yokogawa’s Achilles Level 1 Certification achievement enables the company to further differentiate their product line from their competitors. By demonstrating Stardom Controller FCJ’s compliance, Yokogawa is effectively aligning their brand with one that places security as a corporate priority; while taking a proactive step towards security regulations and standards that are being set in today’s industrial automation industry. "Secure and robust industrial controllers are a critical element to the safe and reliable operation of systems that manage and control some of the world's most critical operations, and Yokogawa continues to demonstrate their leadership by validating their products to comply with the most rigorous security performance benchmarks available today," said Tyler Williams, CEO Wurldtech Security Technologies. "When asset-owners and operators select an Achilles Level 1 Certified device such as the Stardom FCJ, they can be confident the product will improve the safety and reliability of their operations."About YokogawaYokogawa's global network of 18 manufacturing facilities, 80 companies, and over 650 sales and engineering offices spans 30 countries. Since its founding in 1915, the US$4 billion company has been engaged in cutting-edge research and innovation, securing more than 7,000 patents and registrations, including the world's first digital sensors for flow and pressure measurement. Industrial automation and control, test and measurement, information systems and industry support are the core businesses of Yokogawa. For more information about Yokogawa, please visit our web site at www.yokogawa.com.About Wurldtech Security Technologies, Inc.Wurldtech Security Technologies, headquartered in Vancouver, BC, Canada, is a leading provider of security solutions to SCADA, process control and mission-critical industries. 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. About Wurldtech LabsWurldtech Labs, the research center of Wurldtech Security Technologies, is charged with anticipating the future needs and requirements for security products designed for the SCADA and Control System Industry. Wurldtech Labs is an independent testing facility that performs the Achilles Certification program, a vendor-agnostic security testing and certification of industrial automation products. The majority of the world's top Industrial Automation vendors submit their products for testing and certification at Wurldtech Labs. The end-users of security technologies rely on Wurldtech Labs to authoritatively set and apply objective testing and certification criteria for measuring product security, reliability and performance. Learn More

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