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"MatrikonOPC" Takes the Lead on OPC Cyber Security
Edmonton, Alberta – Nov 17, 2009. MatrikonOPC™ is proud to announce the MatrikonOPC Server for Triconex has achieved Wurldtech Achilles Certification. The Achilles Certification Program is the defacto security benchmark for industrial applications. Certified products undergo resilience testing of real-world cyber attack scenarios. Achilles certification provides independent verification that MatrikonOPC servers effectively deliver the cyber security and the reliability needed by today’s industrial automation systems.
Industry leaders are now recognizing the growth of cyber threats and their negative impact on their critical control systems. As a result, they are demanding that their engineering systems and connectivity software meet a high level of security. The MatrikonOPC Server for Triconex Achilles Certified is the first control application to meet the stringent conformance criteria for industrial connectivity infrastructure.
“We congratulate MatrikonOPC for being the first control application to achieve Achilles Level 1 Certification.” said Tyler Williams, President and CEO of Wurldtech Security Technologies. “By validating conformance to the industry’s most demanding cyber-security performance standard available today, MatrikonOPC’s customers can be confident that the OPC Server offers the highest level of security assurance and reduces the cyber-risk exposure that could cause communications downtime or disrupt the availability to critical systems.”
“With OPC servers becoming the primary method of gaining access to control data, security is crucial. As the leading OPC vendor, MatrikonOPC embeds industrial strength security into all of its OPC servers. Achieving Achilles certification confirms our commitment to keeping our customers’ data accessible and safe,” said Sean Leonard, Vice President OPC at Matrikon.
To learn more about the MatrikonOPC Server Achilles Triconex Certified, click here:
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About MatrikonOPC™ (a division of Matrikon™ Inc. [TSX: MTK])
MatrikonOPC provides software to access device data using the OPC standard. Our promise is to help clients unlock the potential of their data and provide them with vendor neutral training and superior client care. We build close relationships with our customers, allowing us to have a true understanding of their business. We help them attain operational efficiency from both a technical and business perspective. With offices in Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East, we provide local presence on a global scale. We are committed to connectivity. Visit MatrikonOPC at www.MatrikonOPC.com.
About Wurldtech™ Security Technologies, Inc.
Wurldtech Security Technologies provides proactive technology solutions designed to identify the presence of, and mitigate against, cyber vulnerabilities that can impact safe, secure and reliable industrial operations. Wurldtech's product portfolio is designed for suppliers of industrial devices, systems and applications used in, and the end users/operators of, high-availability process control networks primarily in critical infrastructure sectors such as energy (oil & gas) and power (electric utilities, nuclear)
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