The world’s first and only security certified remote access solution
By November 2014 the remote access solution from Secomea was officially security certified, as the first and only remote access solution worldwide. This was done in order to further strengthen our position as a market leader within remote access solutions for the automation and machine industry and to emphasize our key statement: “Security is our number one priority”.
Secomea’s remote access solution is deployed and used by major machine builders and system integrators all over the world. The solution consists of a control unit at the factory (SiteManager) in form of either hardware or software and a Web or Windows based client (LinkManager) operated by technicians or end-users. These two components are tied together via a central M2M communication server (GateManager).
Security audit by ProtectEM GmBH
IT security standards and frameworks applicable for this type of solution have either de-facto status or are work-in-progress, so we chose to focus on relevant elements of the leading international standards.
Secomea approached the esteemed German security organization ProtectEM GmBH that works in close cooperation with the Deggendorf Institute of Technology.
ProtectEM used a framework based on:
- Auditing processes according to NIST SP800-115 & ISECOM OSSTMM
- Concept auditing based on BSI (German federal office for information security), ISA 99, and IEC 62443
- Component auditing where components were individually analyzed and stressed
- System auditing where end-to-end security was thoroughly assessed
Security audit successfully passed
Based on findings and feedback during the auditing process Secomea developed a number of security optimizations, which were consolidated into the different solution components and verified. Both in 2014 on November 11th and in 2017 on March 6th, ProtectEM could provide a comprehensive and final security audit report, and their official security certificate with the statement: “Successfully Passed”.
Setting new security standards for the industry
With the Secomea Remote Access Solution version 5.8 launched November 19th 2014, Secomea presented a remote access solution that sets new security standards for the industry.