Sungrow inverters receive international cybersecurity certification
Sungrow recently announced the company’s implementation of the industrial security standard IEC 62443-4-1, which is certified by the international certification organization DEKRA. Sungrow says it is now the first company to have CB certification of this standard in the renewable energy sector.
The IEC 62443-4-1 standard specifies process requirements for the safe development of products used in industrial control and automation systems (IACS) and defines a safe development cycle for developing and maintaining safe products. The standard sees cybersecurity as a continuous process and focuses on the development of IACS components that are protected by design. The integration of these components into an industrial environment must be governed by in-depth defense policies and practices.
The standard is included in the IECEE CB certification system. It is one of the best practices selected by the EU Network and Information Security Directive (NIS Directive). Countries including the United States, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Australia, and India have adopted the standard as their national code.
From design and development to testing and implementation, Sungrow is strictly in line with the rigorous secure product development lifecycle process, including the security management, security requirement specification, secure by design, secure implementation, security verification and validation testing, security related issue management, security update management and security guidelines.
“The Sungrow iSolarCloud system solution met all the requirements of the standard. We pride ourselves on being one of the few cybersecurity companies to offer a certified solution designed with security in products from the beginning of the development cycle. This is all thanks to the diligent work of our dedicated engineering team, ”said James Wu, VP of Sungrow.
Industrial cyber security is especially vital in a flexible Industrial IoT (IIoT) environment. The certification is just the tip of the iceberg regarding Sungrow’s commitment to industrial safety.
“Security will always be a priority for our customers. Sungrow will continue to build and deliver certified products that meet their security needs, ”added Wu.
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