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The ANSSI certifies the entire range of Siemens S7-1500* controllers

October 2017 by Patrick LEBRETON

After the Simatic S7-1518 programmable controller and the Ethernet Scalance XM400 industrial switch, Siemens has obtained certification for its entire range of standard and failsafe S7-1500 controllers. Siemens is the first and only industrial equipment manufacturer to obtain certification for an entire product range in France from the French National Cybersecurity Agency (ANSSI – Agence Nationale de la Securité des Systèmes d’Information).

First security level certification (CSPN – Certification de Sécurité de Premier Niveau) issued by the ANSSI on October, 9th, 2017 (certificate ANSSI CSPN-2017/26) confirms the level of security offered to date by the Siemens S7-1500 range of controllers.

The S7-1500 controller range was put through a series of tests designed firstly to check its security functions and secondly to detect vulnerabilities, demonstrating its ability to provide the systems to which it is fitted with a higher level of confidentiality, availability and integrity.

The security objective of the Siemens S7-1500 range also fully adheres to the protection profiles published by the ANSSI without the addition of any extra components.

The ANSSI is the only authority capable of issuing certification and qualification for the security of products of industrial systems in France.

"TÜV SÜD has certified that we integrated security in all phases of our products development life cycle according to IEC 62443-4-1. The certification of our development sites associated with the ANSSI certification allows Siemens to meet the most demanding level recommended by the ICCF Framework, drawn up by the European Commission working group JRC as part of its proposals for a European certification of products for industrial systems," says Vincent Jauneau, Director of the Digital Factory and Process Industries and Drives divisions at Siemens France. “We welcome this new step forward."

* For more information on the security objective of the S7-1500 controller range and the certification report, visit the ANSSI website:

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