Security at the highest level
Certified standard for information security: Endress+Hauser receives ISO 27001 certification
Endress+Hauser has taken the next step toward achieving the highest standard in digital product and services security. After achieving the demanding StarAudit certification, Endress+Hauser Digital Solutions has been awarded the internationally recognized ISO 27001 certification for its comprehensive information security management system. In addition, confirmation has been received that the Netilion IIoT ecosystem fulfills the requirements of ISO 27017, a standard designed specifically for cloud application information security.
The importance of digital solutions for customers is growing rapidly. For this reason Endress+Hauser strove to achieve a certification according to the highest industry standard. “As the center of competence for digital solutions at Endress+Hauser, we’re proud to have received ISO 27001 certification,” says Dr Rolf Birkhofer, managing director at Endress+Hauser Digital Solutions.
This international norm offers a structured approach for protecting the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the information that is produced and processed in organizations and companies. Using the standard as a foundation, Endress+Hauser created an information security management system (ISMS) and implemented processes that safeguard and continuously optimize the protection of all types of information, data and systems.
Achieving ISO 27001 certification requires setting aside resources and making investments. “This was an effort that we were glad to undertake, because ultimately we lower our risks and optimize our business processes. But the even more important aspect is that we build trust among our customers. With these measures we’re in a position to reliably detect threats and actively protect our customers’ data as a result,” says Birkhofer in explaining the motivation.
Three years ago Endress+Hauser was one of the first industrial companies to receive the StarAudit certification, which confirmed that the company’s web-based services operate in accordance with specially defined standards. The internationally recognized ISO certification also requires a holistic approach and ensures that all affected activities at Endress+Hauser Digital Solutions are taken into account, not just individual applications.
As part of these efforts the Netilion cloud solution also reached a new milestone with ISO 27017 certification, which provides confirmation that the Endress+Hauser IIoT ecosystem continues to fulfill all the requirements for cloud services.