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System 800xA is ISASecure®

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ABB’s System 800xA, has been assessed by a 3rd party to be compliant to the IEC 62443 standard.

Cyber Security has long been a key requirement for System 800xA and the current certification serves as validation of ABB’s on-going commitment to providing our customers with secure products, systems, and services.

ABB has achieved ISASecure® System Security Assurance (SSA™) Level 1 certification for System 800xA version 6.1.1.x according to the IEC 62443 international cyber security standard. This covers core components typical of an industrial control system delivery including:

System 800xA Software

  • Operations (HMI)
  • Engineering
  • High Integrity Extensions (safety)
  • Connectivity for AC 800M and AC 800M HI controller families
  • OPC UA Server software

System 800xA Hardware

  • AC 800M and AC 800M HI controller families
  • Select I/O for process
  • Select I/O for safety
  • S800 I/O on Ethernet
  • S800 I/O via Modulebus
  • Associated networking and media conversion components.
    (NE800 network equipment including the layer 2 Switches and RNRP Firewall Routers I/O network communication devices for AC 800M, Select I/O and S800 I/O)
ABB Ability™ System 800xA® Security Context Drawing - Basic Layout

The SSA system level certification verifies that the overall System 800xA provides security functions and features as required by IEC 62443-3-3 Security Level 1. In addition, the System 800xA product organization has achieved ISASecure® Security Development Lifecycle Assurance (SDLA) certification. This verifies that the Secure Product Development Process is in accordance with IEC 62443-4-1 requirements. System 800xA has also been thoroughly tested to ensure its robustness to withstand network attacks as required by the ISASecure®  conformance certification program.

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About the ISASecure Program

Founded in 2007, the ISA Security Compliance Institute’s mission is to provide the highest level of assurance possible for the cyber security of automation and control systems. ISCI was established by thought leaders from major organizations in the automation and controls community seeking to improve the cyber security posture of critical Infrastructure for generations to come. The Institute's goals are realized through industry standards compliance programs, education, technical support, and improvements in suppliers’ development processes and users’ life cycle management practices operating under the ISASecure® brand. The ISASecure® designation ensures that automation and control system products conform to industry consensus cyber security standards such as ISA/IEC 62443, providing confidence to users of ISASecure products and systems and creating product differentiation for suppliers conforming to the ISASecure specification. ISASecure® is a registered trademark of the ISA Security Compliance Institute.

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