VEGA in January 2023 delivered to customers what is unquestionably the world’s first level sensor with built-in cyber security features. With this new development VEGA wants to send a strong message that it recognizes the increasing threat of cyber criminality in industry and is taking action to combat it.
For future-proof plant operation
From the outside, you wouldn’t see anything different or unusual: The VEGAPULS 6X radar sensor, together with its documentation is shipped to the customer as usual. But what the customer receives is something quite different from level sensors previously available in the market. For the first time the sensor comes with cyber protection as an integral component. It was developed in compliance with Industrial Cyber Security Standard IEC 62443-4-2 and thus meets the highest standards currently implemented in the process industry.
Especially when it comes to cyber security, plant operators want equipment they can depend on in order to stay one step ahead of the latest threats. VEGA doesn’t want to rest after having developed one instrument in compliance with IEC 62443. With its certification as a guide, the company plans to develop future products in accordance with all existing security requirements right from the start. Protective measures will be consistently expanded to create a reliable basis for secure plant operation in the future.