Eaton adds to its cybersecurity portfolio with industry-first dual UL and IEC product certifications for global building, industrial, distributed IT and data centre applications

January 14, 2020

  • Eaton uninterruptible power supply (UPS) connectivity devices are the first to meet both the IEC 62443-4-2 and UL 2900-1 cybersecurity standards 
  • Eaton emphasises the need for common global cybersecurity standards for safe, secure power in a more connected and electrified world 

PITTSBURGH … The power management company Eaton continues to expand its cybersecurity programme with International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) cybersecurity certifications for its Gigabit Network Card and Industrial Gateway Card. The products also comply with UL cybersecurity standards to provide advanced network protection for UPS connectivity devices. Eaton is the first in its industry to achieve dual IEC and UL product certifications, underscoring the company’s capability to meet stringent specifications and customer expectations for secure power. 

Analysts estimate that by 2025, 41.6 billion connected devices will be generating 79.4 zettabytes of data that need to be maintained and processed. (Source: IDC). The explosion of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) creates a crucial need for security. Without global cybersecurity standards, IIoT cybersecurity requirements are difficult to manage.  

“Cybersecurity is a critical capability and Eaton’s enterprise-wide proactive and consistent approach is unique in our industry,” said Michael Regelski, Senior Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer, Eaton Electrical Sector. “Yet to advance IIoT security in an increasingly electrified and connected world, it is essential that industries and standards organisations address unified global cybersecurity standards. We’re working with UL and IEC to do just that.”

The Gigabit Network Card was the first UPS network connectivity device to meet the UL standard. Now, the Gigabit Network Card and Industrial Gateway Card are also certified to the IEC 62443-4-2 standard. These Eaton technologies make it simple to connect single-phase and three-phase UPSs, while providing cybersecurity protection for always-on power in commercial buildings, industrial facilities and large data centres. 

Learn more about Eaton’s approach to cybersecurity.

Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; back-up power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges.

Eaton is a power management company with 2018 sales of $21.6 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 100,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit

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