UL, the global safety science leader, has announced that Somfy is the first home automation company to be recognized for achieving UL’s IoT Security Rating with its TaHoma switch smart control product. This Gold level IoT Security Rating, as evaluated by UL, demonstrated that the Somfy TaHoma switch smart control uses industry best practices and meets critical benchmarks for Internet of Things (IoT) cybersecurity.
UL’s IoT Security Rating Gold level assessment helps demonstrate implementation of extensive baseline security capabilities for the Somfy TaHoma switch, such as no default passwords, secure updates and connections, access controls, stored and transmitted data security, and mobile app security maintenance, among others.
The IoT Security Rating is a security claim Verification and labeling solution for IoT products that categorizes products according to an ascending five-level scale: Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Diamond. Verified products receive a differentiated UL Verified Mark security label — specifying the achieved security level — and are evaluated on an ongoing basis by UL.
UL’s solution helps manufacturers and developers demonstrate the security due diligence of their products by leveraging proven best practices and rating the security posture of IoT products. This helps to improve the transparency of security with customers and assist them in making conscious and informed purchasing decisions. UL’s IoT Security Rating also supports manufacturers by helping to demonstrate that their products meet the threshold of reasonable security features as required in IoT security regulations and recommended in IoT security guidelines globally.
Somfy’s individual UL Verified Mark code can be accessed on the UL Verify website (TaHoma switch), and Somfy will be utilizing the UL Verified Mark on their products, marketing and distribution channels to demonstrate their high level of commitment to security to customers.
For more information, visit UL.com.