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Invensys Operations Management Announces Achilles Certified DCS Operator Workstations

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Invensys Operations Management (Australia)  is a provider of technology systems, software solutions and consulting services to the manufacturing and infrastructure operations industries.  

Invensys Operations Management has 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 Achilles Certified designation is among the most recognised and respected certifications for process automation, control and safety system robustness.  

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.  

“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.”  

“Our customers demand the utmost in secure process control systems,” said Ernie Rakaczky, Invensys Operations Management security program manager.  

“The testing conducted using the Achilles Test Suite covers the most common cyber security threats. We see the certification of the Foxboro I/A Series Operator Workstations as another step toward helping our clients achieve safety and control excellence, and look forward to driving more of our products, applications and practice though a defined Achilles Certification.”  

Invensys Operations Management also recommends that customers assess their overall cyber security capabilities as part of an ongoing security and robustness program for their computerised industrial systems.

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