ABB Ability™ Symphony® Plus achieves ISASecure Embedded Device Security Assurance and IEC 62443 certifications

2018-04-05 - Cyber security certifications achieved by the world’s leading distributed control system, ABB Ability Symphony Plus.

ABB’s flagship SD Series HPC800 controller, part of the ABB Ability Symphony® Plus portfolio, received Embedded Device Security Assurance (EDSA) and IEC 62443 certifications, which recognizes that the controller has met the requirements for the software development lifecycle assessment, functional security assessment and communications robustness testing. The certification awarded by exida demonstrates compliance to both ISASecure EDSA and the IEC 62443 cyber security standard for industrial automation and control systems.

Compliance to ISASecure EDSA and IEC 62443 ensures confidence in the solution’s ability to support leading industry standards that promotes cyber security and operational reliability, while reducing security risks. With increasingly targeted threats to operational technology such as distributed control systems, more and more customers are requiring suppliers to demonstrate cyber security competency and capability in procurement specifications. ABB is privileged to partner with leading power generation and water companies on building resilient security programs that address people, process and technology.

Over the past decade ABB has made significant investments in cyber security, focusing on secure development life cycle, testing capabilities and development of strong product security teams across all ABB product development activities. Included in this investment is strong participation in leading industrial control security standards.

“Securing critical power generation and water infrastructure requires strong collaboration between the people operating the plants, their vendors and service providers,” says Kevin Kosisko, managing director of ABB’s power generation and water business. “This certification provides an independent assessment of ABB’s rigorous product development and testing programs, developed over many years, to support power generation and water companies’ efforts to secure their operations.”

Part of the ABB Ability Symphony Plus portfolio, the HPC800 is a high-performance, high-capacity process controller that supports the total automation requirements of power plants and water facilities, from discrete and continuous to advanced control applications.

Symphony Plus is the latest generation of the Symphony family of distributed control systems (DCS) - the most widely used DCS in the power generation and water industries. ABB has evolved this system line for more than 35 years, ensuring that each new generation enhances its predecessors and is backwardly compatible with them.

Symphony Plus is part of the ABB Ability portfolio of unified, cross-industry digital solutions that enable businesses to harness the power of industrial data and generate actionable insights that can help them drive performance and productivity improvements.

Today, there are more than 7,000 Symphony Plus related DCS installations in operation all over the world, with more than 5,000 in power and water applications.

ABB Power Generation & Water is a leading provider of integrated power and automation solutions, with unparalleled experience in partnering with the energy and water industries, bringing them improved operations and sustainable progress. ABB delivers integrated and secure digital systems, services and solutions to automate and optimize the performance of conventional and renewable power plants and water facilities.

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization with two clear value propositions: bringing electricity from any power plant to any plug and automating industries from natural resources to finished products. As title partner of Formula E, the fully electric international FIA motorsport class, ABB is pushing the boundaries of e-mobility to contribute to a sustainable future. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 135,000 employees. www.abb.com

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