Tokyo, Japan – Mitsubishi Electric Corporation recently announced that its Nagoya Works and Industrial Mechatronics Systems Works, both based in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, have each received certification under the International Electrotechnical Commission’s IEC 62443-4-1 standard for the Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) of industrial automation and control systems. The two newly certified Works engaged in the development and manufacture of industrial automation are now implementing SDL practices to meet customer demands for safe and secure factory automation and industrial-mechatronics products. Programmable controllers, industrial PCs, FA sensors, human-machine interfaces, servo amplifiers, inverters, robots, CNCs, electrical discharge machines, laser processing machines, and related software & services are among the products available.
In recent years, the increased use of IoT technologies, particularly in manufacturing, has resulted in increased cybersecurity risks, which can manifest as unscheduled production stops, loss of confidential information, and even potential cases of operator & production plant injuries. This certification, awarded by German-based TÜV Rheinland, one of the world’s leading third-party inspection agencies, recognizes that Mitsubishi Electric’s two facilities meet international security requirements for entire life cycles, including product development, production, and maintenance. Furthermore, to assist customers in confidently implementing their industrial automation initiatives, Mitsubishi Electric incorporates SDL best practices into its integrated e-F@ctory solutions, which combine factory-automation and IT technologies to reduce total costs of factory-automation development, production, and maintenance.
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