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What Plex’s ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Security Certification Means for Manufacturers

Cloud Security
April 13, 2022
Plex is ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Certified

A lot of organizations talk about Information security, but what are they doing about it? And where’s the proof that they employ best practices and safeguards?

As manufacturers adopt technologies to get ahead, they’re increasingly targeted by cyberattacks. However, fear of an attack shouldn’t hold back an organization. Plex customers trust us and our platform to keep them safe because we don’t just talk about security. We take specific, strong measures and invite independent auditors to verify our processes and results.

We’ve got the receipts, and we’re excited to show you.

What the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Certification Entails

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is the world’s largest developer of voluntary international standards and one of the most respected in the cybersecurity space. In short, they conduct in-depth reviews of the processes, procedures, and frameworks a company like Plex uses to verify that the technologies provided meet the highest level of security.

This rigorous process can be outlined in exhaustive detail, but it essentially reviews a company’s information security management system in the areas of confidentiality, integrity, and availability. There are many stages, controls, and clauses in the review, essentially verifying that Plex takes the necessary precautions and has the security best practices in place that make it a secure home for smart manufacturing.

What this Means for Plex Customers

Just like you’d ask for an inspection before buying a house, the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification provides the third-party verification you need to keep moving forward. We’ve got the safeguards in place to help you to leverage technology in a safe way, enabling you to perfect your manufacturing process.

Data is crucial to optimizing today’s manufacturing environments. It’s what allows you to innovate, uncover inefficiencies, enable predictive maintenance, connect people and machines, make supply chains more agile, and so much more. Just like locking the door to a warehouse and stationing security guards outside provides a physical safeguard for inventory, Plex provides digital safeguards so customers can rest easy knowing the integrity of their data is protected at all times.

Specifically, Plex relies on hardened firewall clusters to track changes and assess threats. We use SAN-based encryption and firewall-separated security zones to prevent unauthorized access. Additionally, DDoS protection detects and mitigates SSL or application attacks while employing robust security event monitoring throughout the infrastructure. These and many other precautions are how Plex customers avoid unexpected security disruptions while enjoying 99.9% uptime, and our latest ISO certification is the proof.

Want to learn more about Plex security practices? Click here to visit our Cloud Infrastructure & Security page.

About the Author

Plex Team

Plex Systems, Inc., a Rockwell Automation company, is the leader in cloud-delivered smart manufacturing solutions, empowering the world’s manufacturers to make awesome products. Our platform gives manufacturers the ability to connect, automate, track and analyze every aspect of their business to drive transformation. The Plex Smart Manufacturing Platform includes solutions for manufacturing execution (MES), ERP, quality, supply chain planning and management, Industrial IoT and analytics to connect people, systems, machines, and supply chains, enabling them to lead with precision, efficiency and agility.