Eaton brings world’s first UL-certified UPS network card to ANZ
Eaton has announced the launch of its first UL-certified network card, the Gigabit Network M2. Marking the expansion of Eaton’s cybersecurity program and collaboration with global safety science organisation UL, the launch celebrates the establishment of a measurable cybersecurity standard for power management products and systems.
The collaboration between Eaton and UL is part of a global effort between its Power Quality Division and Cybersecurity Centre of Excellence. With the industry’s first test lab approved to participate in UL’s Cybersecurity Assurance Program, and a second lab recently approved, Eaton is rigorously assessing products for compliance with UL 2900-1 and 2900-2-2 Standards.
The Gigabit Network M2 includes stronger encryption, configurable password policies and the use of signed digital certificates. The device is compatible with today’s widespread Gigabit network switches and can be installed in Gigabit-only data centre networks.
Eaton senior vice president and chief technology officer Michael Regelski says with cybersecurity being a global threat, customers need assurance that the highest standards are applied to the technology.
“Our collaboration with UL demonstrates our commitment to advancing these new technologies and innovations, while building trust and ensuring the highest level of defence against emerging cybersecurity threats,” he says.
Eaton general manager for power quality ANZ John Atherton says a deeply embedded approach for managing cybersecurity risks throughout the entire product lifecycle is critical.
“As industries introduce smarter connected technologies that further interlink everyday life, trust is becoming increasingly important. With products tested in our specialised labs to UL’s stringent standards, we can ensure customers can connect with confidence,” he says.