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Eaton achieves industry first with dual IEC and UL cybersecurity certifications for product development processes

During its Cybersecurity Perspectives forum, power management company Eaton announced it is the first company to have its product development processes certified by both the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and global safety science organisation UL. The certifications underscore Eaton’s leadership in providing customers with confidence that its connected solutions comply with proven industry guidelines.

Analysts estimate that nearly $950B will be spent on the deployment of industrial internet of things (IIoT) solutions globally by 2025. As organisations expand their digital footprint, it becomes imperative to protect the availability, integrity and confidentiality of their systems. Eaton’s approach to cybersecurity  advances trusted environments in a hyperconnected world, by integrating cybersecurity at the foundation of innovation for its product development and design processes.

“At Eaton, we consider cybersecurity to be a foundational building block that is critical to the design, deployment and operation of digital solutions in the industrial world,” said Michael Regelski, senior vice president and chief technology officer, Electrical Sector at Eaton. “Our industry-first IEC and UL endorsements mean that our customers can be confident that products and solutions they buy from us meet the same level of standards recommended by two key standard organisations across the globe.”

Both IEC 62443-4-1 and UL 2900-1 validated that Eaton processes used to develop products and solutions are in compliance with industry standards.

Regelski kicks off Eaton’s Cybersecurity Perspectives virtual conference today with an on-demand keynote focused on the essential role of third-party accreditation and assessment. The conference also includes a virtual panel discussion on global standards with commentary from its experts as well as leaders from the ISAGCA, IEC and UL.  Learn more about Eaton’s Cybersecurity Perspectives program.

Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with deep regional application expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; power quality, backup power and energy storage; control and automation; life safety and security; structural solutions; and harsh and hazardous environment solutions. Through end-to-end services, channel and an integrated digital platform and insights Eaton is powering what matters across industries and around the world, helping customers solve their most critical electrical power management challenges.

Eaton’s mission is to improve the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. We provide sustainable solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic, and mechanical power – more safely, more efficiently, and more reliably. Eaton’s 2019 revenues were $21.4 billion, and we sell products to customers in more than 175 countries. We have approximately 92,000 employees.

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