First Siconia™ “SMARTY IQ” Smart Meter Gateways from Sagemcom Dr. Neuhaus Are Integrated into the Public Key Infrastructure
The first five Siconia™ „SMARTY IQ“ smart meter gateways (smgw) from Sagemcom Dr. Neuhaus are connected to the central, state-organised public key infrastructure (PKI). Thus, the first gateways can be handed to customers for testing purposes.
Sagemcom Dr. Neuhaus achieves the next milestone on the way to the smart meter gateway certification according to the Common Criteria (CC) at the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) in Germany.
“We are very proud that our first five gateways with real PKI certificates were produced”, reports Dirk Engel, head of product management at Sagemcom Dr. Neuhaus GmbH. “With the approval of our ALC test by the BSI, we are not only about to get our Siconia™ SMARTY IQ certified, but we can also deliver the first smart meter gateways under PKI conditions for testing purposes to our customers.”
The approved documentation allows Sagemcom Dr. Neuhaus as a gateway manufacturer to perform ALC tests, which means that, for the first time, lifecycle processes can be tested with the Siconia™ SMARTY IQ gateway while being connected to the smart meter PKI – from the secure supply chain to the proper disposal. Only gateway manufacturers, such as Sagemcom Dr. Neuhaus, who are in the SMGw certification process and, hence, have already been able to prove their high safety requirements, are entitled to start into the ALC test phase.