Wurldtech and exida combine software

  • March 17, 2009
  • exida
  • News
March 17, 2009 - Wurldtech Security Technologies and exida entered into a strategic partnership. The agreement integrates Wurldtech's Achilles cyber security certification program into exida’s safety service portfolio and establishes a foundation for joint development of future cyber security and safety certifications.This partnership was formed in response to customer requests to accelerate the expansion of the current Achilles program and include new categories such as control applications, industrial networking infrastructure and both operator integration and vendor development processes. By combining the leading security certification criteria, technology and expertise with well-established policies, procedures and best practices from the safety industry, Wurldtech and exida will be able to offer the most comprehensive and streamlined certification process to the global industrial automation industry."Having worked with both Wurldtech and exida since their inception on independent certification efforts we see the value that this partnership will bring in being able to focus our certification activities," said Bob Huba, DeltaV Security Architect at Emerson Process Management. "Having a single certification process for safety and security is consistent with our integrated approach to DeltaV and DeltaV SIS. Combining our product security certification activities with our safety certification process, we can now introduce new versions of our systems without the overlap of going to several locations. That will certainly help get products to market faster and more efficiently."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. About exidaexida is a certification and consulting firm specializing in safety critical / high availability automation systems and control system security. exida's main offices are located in Sellersville, PA, USA and Munich, Germany. exida has worldwide operations with service centers in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Netherlands, and New Zealand, South Africa, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Learn More

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