MatrikonOPC & Wurldtech Announce Agreement to Deliver Achilles Software
Back Published 2009-05-26Vancouver, Canada
Wurldtech Security Technologies, a provider of cyber-risk and compliance management solutions for industrial automation industries, announced it has formed a strategic cooperative agreement with Matrikon, an OPC vendor. The scope of the alliance is to incorporate Wurldtech’s Achilles Satellite testing platform and certification program into MatrikonOPC’s industry-leading OPC solutions to address the evolving cyber-risks facing operators of real-time industrial automation systems.
By augmenting its existing reliability and security best practices with Wurldtech’s Achilles Satellite testing technology and certification methodologies, MatrikonOPC’s Achilles Certified OPC servers will offer operators a greater level of assurance against unintentional threats, safety failures and protection against intentional cybersecurity events.
"MatrikonOPC is dedicated to providing the most robust security available for our OPC products. Our goal is to protect our customers from cyber-risk and minimize the downtime of real-time industrial control systems environments," said Sean Leonard, vice president of MatrikonOPC. "We have been very impressed with Wurldtech’s Achilles technology and the widespread adoption of their certification program over the past few years and believe our new Achilles Certified OPC servers will meet the evolving demands of industrial automation and control systems customers."
Under the terms of the agreement, Wurldtech’s Achilles cyber-risk technology will be used to enhance the reliability and security of MatrikonOPC’s OPC servers during the software development life cycle. Wurldtech will develop test suites and a certification standard for MatrikonOPC’s OPC Tunneller and OPC Server for Triconex. With these test suites, Wurldtech will test the protocols and provide the data required by MatrikonOPC to enhance the security of these products. Once the development work is complete, Wurldtech will certify the products as Achilles Level 1 Certified.
"The world’s largest suppliers of critical control systems now know that they must build security into their products and develop new comprehensive approaches that integrate the right technology, test methodologies and best practices specific to industrial cyber-risk management," said Tyler Williams, CEO and president of Wurldtech Security Technologies Inc.
"We are extremely excited to partner with industry leader MatrikonOPC and look forward to assisting their OPC development teams as they integrate our Achilles technology into their software development life cycle and adopt the latest security practices, ensuring their customers install the most reliable infrastructure available in the marketplace."