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Press Release: Security Certification

19 Nov 2014

Secomea A/S, a market leader of remote access for the automation industry, announces that the solution is now officially security certified and thereby emphasizes Secomea’s key statement: “Security is our number one priority”.

Secomea’s remote access solution is deployed and used by major machine builders and system integrators all over the world. The solution consists of a control unit at the factory (SiteManager) in form of either hardware or software and a Web- or Windows based client (LinkManager) operated by technicians or end-users. These two components are tied together via a central M2M communication server (GateManager).

IT security standards and frameworks applicable for this type of solution have either de-facto status or are work-in-progress, so Secomea chose to focus on relevant elements of the leading standards.
Secomea approached the esteemed German security organization ProtectEM GmBH that works in close cooperation with the Deggendorf Institute of Technology.

ProtectEM used a framework based on:

  • Auditing processes according to NIST SP800-115 & ISECOM OSSTMM
  • Concept auditing based on BSI (German federal office for information security), ISA 99, and IEC 62443
  • Component auditing where components were individually analyzed and stressed
  • System auditing where end-to-end security was thoroughly assessed

Based on findings and feedback during the auditing process Secomea developed a number of security optimizations, which were consolidated into the different solution components and verified. On November 11th, ProtectEM could provide a comprehensive and final security audit report, and their official security certificate with the statement: “Successfully Passed”.

With the Secomea Remote Access Solution version 5.8 launched November 19th, Secomea presents a remote access solution that sets new security standards for the industry.

Secomea exhibits at the SPS/IPC fair in Nuremburg November 25-27 (Hall 10, Stand 404) where more details about the security certification are presented.

About Secomea A/S:
Secomea A/S is a privately owned company and one of the leading providers of remote access solutions for the automation and machine industry. Over the years, Secomea has built a strong line of Firewall/VPN and Remote Access to Industrial Equipment solutions with emphasis on making the solutions easy to install, setup and use – especially for non IT-literate people. This is implied in the company name; Secomea is an abbreviation of “Secure communication made easy”.

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