UL: Somfy TaHoma First Smart Home Product to Earn IoT Security Rating

The IoT Security Rating is a verification and labeling solution for IoT products that categorizes products on an ascending five-level scale.

NORTHBROOK, Ill. — UL announces that Somfy is the first home automation company to be recognized for achieving UL’s Internet of Things (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 IoT cybersecurity.

Somfy operates in 58 countries and has been producing automatic controls for openings and closures in homes and buildings for more than 50 years. It offers a range of motorized solutions and control points for smart home systems.

UL’s IoT Security Rating Gold level assessment is said to help 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 says its solution help 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 is also said to support 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.

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