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IXON gains IEC 62443 compliance

09 September 2021

APPLIED RISK, a trusted partner in cyber security, has audited IXON on IEC 62443 security standards. By seeking compliance with the IEC 62443 standards, IXON aims to support machine builders in getting their security in place.

The company's mission is to unburden machine builders in terms of security and offer them a helping hand in completing their own IEC 62443 compliance and getting closer to a fully secure system or machine.

Jalal Bouhdada, CEO at Applied Risk states: “IXON has shown a strong commitment to security throughout the entire security development lifecycle (SDLC) for the IXrouter product series.”

Machines are increasingly connected to the internet, which leads to challenges in terms of IT/OT cyber security. Machine builders do not want to run the risk of losing reputation due to security issues. Additionally, manufacturers expect them to comply with several security standards when purchasing their machines.

Machine builders play an important role in IT/OT cyber security as well as machine safety. To ensure that the whole system from hardware to the cloud and the processes involved is secure, the IEC 62443 is the most practically applicable security standard for industrial machines. It helps organisations to reduce the risk of being exposed to security vulnerabilities in Industrial Automation and Control Systems (IACS).

Willem Hofmans, CEO at IXON states: “Our products and services meet the requirements of the IEC 62443 standards, which means we have all knowledge in-house to support our customers, in designing, building and delivering their machines to the latest security standards, together with cyber security partners such as Applied Risk.”

The IEC 62443 standard consists of 14 sub-standards in 4 categories, of which IXON conforms with both IEC 62443-4-1 and IEC 62443-4-2. These subnorms contain the technical guidelines for developing secure industrial components or products and are targeted to manufacturers of industrial devices.

IXON’s compliance with these substandards means their components are secure, which contributes to the IEC 62443 subnorm machine builders consider important: IEC 62443-3-3. This subnorm ensures that your entire system or machine is secure with regard to cyber security.

Dylan Eikelenboom, Security officer at IXON says: “IXON as a whole and the IXON Cloud platform are ISO 27001 certified, which ensures we comply with all information security requirements in general. With our knowledge about the IEC 62443 standardisation we are even more in tune with our customers, since it focuses on IT security of industrial machines.”