As of June 2023, Softing Industrial has received certification in accordance with the IEC 62443-4-1:2018 standard for the company's sites in Haar near Munich and in Nuremberg, as well as at its development site in Cluj, Romania. The certification process was conducted by TÜV Süd and verifies the process requirements for the safe development of products used in industrial automation and control systems. TÜV (Technischer Überwachungsverein) is the internationally recognized German technical inspection association that tests, inspects, and certifies technologies, products, and systems to safeguard against potential hazards and prevent damage.
Cybersecurity through the product lifecycle
With this certification, Softing Industrial meets the requirements for a secure development lifecycle in terms of cybersecurity for its automation products. This includes security requirements definition, secure design, secure implementation, verification and validation, defect management, patch management, and end-of-life.
The IEC 62443-4-1 certification is an important milestone for Softing Industrial in its commitment to the highest quality, security, and sustainability of its products. “I am really excited about our committed development team that went through an intensive process to meet all the necessary requirements for this certification,” said Thomas Hilz, Managing Director of Softing Industrial. “Ensuring cybersecurity in the industrial applications of our customers is one of our central objectives in product development. Our customers can be sure that they have a dependable partner in Softing Industrial who consistently strives to meet key quality standards and ensure cybersecurity.”