Renesas Electronics to Release RZ/G Linux Platform Solution Supporting IEC 62443

March 27, 2019 Katelyn Albani

TOKYO. Renesas Electronics Corporation just announced plans to release a security solution based on the Renesas RZ/G Linux Platform. This will reduce the amount of time required for users to obtain certification under IEC 62443-4-2.

The IEC established the IEC 62443 international security standard covering all layers engaged in the manufacturing of industrial control systems and all players. Within this standard, endpoint devices such as sensors and programmable logic controllers must be certified under IEC 62443-4.

Renesas is developing an industrial security solution that supports IEC 62443-4. The Renesas RZ/G Linux Platform security solution will enable users to reduce the time required for obtaining IEC 62443-4-2 certification by as much as six months.

Renesas is working through the newly established CIP Security Working Group to develop secure open source software that complies with IEC 62443-4-2 to establish guidelines for implementing security functions and applications using OSS.

“By promoting the widespread adoption of OSS, CIP aims to make secure civil infrastructure systems a reality. IEC 62443-4 is a key role in this as industry priority, which is why CIP is aligned with supporting and promoting it,” said Siemens AG’s CIP Governing Board Chairman and Head of Smart Embedded Systems, Urs Gleim. “I am confident that the new Security Working Group led by Renesas will advance the adoption of OSS in industrial machinery and contribute to the realization of secure smart factories and infrastructure.”

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