Networked Energy Services Receives METAS Data Security Certification
San Jose, CA, February 14, 2022: Networked Energy Services Corporation (NES), a global smart grid solution provider with the industry’s leading Energy Applications Platform (EAPTM), is proud to announce that together with our partner, VIVAVIS Schweiz AG, we have completed the process in Switzerland of achieving the METAS Data Security Certification for the NES AMI Platform based on OSGP (Open Smart Grid Protocol).
METAS-Cert is the body designated by Switzerland and recognized by the EU for the conformity assessment of measuring instruments. Acting on behalf of the manufacturers of measuring instruments, METAS-Cert carries out the conformity assessments required for placing products on the market. However, for the Data Security Certification, the manufacturers use outside testing laboratories, certified according to Common Criteria (ISO/IEC 15408), to conduct a security review and penetration testing following a standardized test methodology of the products.
The independent testing and certification laboratory’s final test report was used by METAS-Cert as foundation for the formal certification. METAS-Cert completed the review of the Evaluation Test Report for smart meters, data concentrator and headend software associated with the NES System.
NES and VIVAVIS have more than 10 different existing DSO customers in Switzerland, and this certification will ensure that existing and future customers receive a smart meter solution that is certified to be compliant with the data security requirements as defined in local law in Switzerland.
“METAS data security certification is an important and significant achievement," said André Kreuzer, Managing Director at VIVAVIS Schweiz AG. “Switzerland recognizes the importance of data security, and this certification demonstrates to customers that our joint smart metering solution with NES delivers a secure solution that meets all of the security requirements. We look forward to continue working with NES in the Swiss market.”
“Switzerland is an important market for NES,” said David Thomson, CEO of NES. "METAS data security certification ensures that NES and VIVAVIS can continue to deliver our proven and secure smart metering solution to DSOs in Switzerland.”
About Networked Energy Services Corporation (NES)
Networked Energy Services Corporation is a global smart energy leader in the worldwide transformation of the electricity grid into an energy control network, enabling utilities to provide their customers with a more efficient and reliable service, to protect their systems from current and emerging cybersecurity threats, and to offer innovative new services that enable active, intelligent use of energy. NES was formed as a result of the spinoff of Echelon Corporation’s Grid Modernization Division in October 2014. NES is headquartered in the US with R&D centers located in Silicon Valley and Poland, and sales offices throughout the world. NES’ smart grid technology is used in nearly 40 million smart meters and other smart end devices around the world. NES is a member of the OSGP Alliance, a global association of utilities and smart grid companies, which promotes the Open Smart Grid Protocol and cooperates to provide utilities greater value by enabling true, independently-certified, multi-vendor interoperability based upon open international specifications and standards. You can find out more information about NES, its Patagonia Energy Applications PlatformTM (including grid management and security software, distributed control nodes, and smart meters) and services at: www.networkedenergy.com.
Vivavis and its subsidiaries share a passion for solutions that are able to share, qualify, monitor, control, process and communicate any type of data across different areas and functions: from asset data to geo-referenced, security-critical data through to measured values from metering, submetering or IoT infrastructures. Our solutions provide benefits for a variety of sectors – from utility companies to industry and commerce, as well as municipal utilities and the housing industry - both nationally and internationally. Additional information is available at: www.vivavis.ch