Eaton expands cybersecurity programme with International Electrotechnical Commission certifications

Analysts indicate by 2025, 41.6billion connected devices will be generating 79.4zettabytes of data that need to be maintained and processed.

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Power management company Eaton continues to expand its cybersecurity programme with International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) certifications for its Gigabit Network Card and Industrial Gateway Card.

The products also comply with UL cybersecurity standards to provide advanced network protection for UPS connectivity devices.

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Eaton is the first in the industry to achieve dual certifications for rigorous IEC and UL product certifications, underscoring the company’s capability to meet stringent specifications and customer expectations for secure power.

Analysts indicate by 2025, 41.6billion connected devices will be generating 79.4zettabytes of data that need to be maintained and processed.

“Cybersecurity is a critical capability and Eaton’s enterprise-wide proactive and consistent approach is unique in our industry,” said Michael Regelski, senior vice president and chief technology officer, electrical sector at Eaton.

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“Yet to advance IIoT security in an increasingly electrified and connected world, it is essential that industries and standards organizations address unified global cybersecurity standards. We’re working with UL and IEC to do just that.”

The Gigabit Network Card was the first UPS network connectivity device to meet the UL standard.

Now, the Gigabit Network Card and Industrial Gateway Card are also certified to the IEC 62443-4-2 standard.

Eaton reported sales of $21.6billion for 2018.

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