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Invensys gains Achilles mark.

Invensys Operations Management, a global provider of technology systems, software solutions and consulting services to the manufacturing and infrastructure operations industries, announced that its Foxboro I/A Series distributed control system (DCS) operator workstations have passed the Achilles Cyber Security Certification test performed by Wurldtech Security Technologies, a leading industrial cyber security testing and certification agency. The testing was conducted on the Foxboro I/A Series Model P92 Workstation for Windows hardware and I/A Series AW70 human machine interface (HMI) software for the Microsoft Windows XP operating system, including I/A Series FoxView, FoxAlert, Alarm Manager and System Manager applications. The I/A Series Model P92 workstations are the first host-based devices (HBD) to achieve this globally recognised benchmark for communications security and robustness and join a long list of other certified controller products that have achieved the Achilles Certified designation, among the most recognised and respected for process automation, control and safety system robustness. As proposed by the ISA99 security standard, an HBD is a general-purpose device running a general-purpose operating system capable of hosting one or more applications or data stores. Examples include HMIs, engineering workstations, historian servers and domain controllers. "End-users continually ask us how to evaluate a vendor's claims about product security," said Tyler Williams, president of Wurldtech. "Here is a prime example of a vendor doing all the right things to ensure safe, secure and reliable industrial operations. Congratulations again to the Invensys Operations Management team." "Our customers demand the utmost in secure process control systems," said Ernie Rakaczky, Invensys operations management security programme manager.

Certification part of QA "The testing conducted using the Achilles Test Suite covers the most common cyber security threats. Invensys Operations Management has also embraced the underlying requirement of a well-established software development lifecycle that incorporates security fundamentally, and has also adopted Achilles Certification as an integral part of our QA strategy."

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