Tested information security by the VDE Institute

VDE once again certifies innogy SmartHome in high security

The VDE Testing and Certification Institute presented innogy SmartHome with the VDE special certificate, "VDE Smart Home Information Security tested”, for the fourth time. This certificate attests that the system is consistently encrypted and safe from unauthorized Access.


Dr. Siegfried Pongratz

VDE Institute Managing Director, Wolfgang Niedziella, took care of issuing the certificate at E-World: “Today we certify the innogy SmartHome home control system with having excellent information security. Seldom does one find a vendor that makes huge efforts for information security”. Martin Herrmann, Sales Director for innogy SE, accepted the certificate. He emphasizes: “We advocate responsibility for the data protection of our users. As such, data economy, thorough data encryption and data protection are given high priority at innogy. We thank the independent experts at the VDE Institute for their thorough work. We take this very good result as an incentive to continue doing everything that is technically possible for system security.” The company will continue to verify this.

The VDE special mark for information security and data protection in the smart home backend was first issued to innogy SmartHome in 2014. Certification in 2016 also included the software interface (client API). The backend and client API were tested to confirm that sensitive data is securely encrypted and protected from external attacks. This was certified by the VDE in a standardized testing procedure, where both hacker attacks as part of external penetration tests and internal penetration tests at the heart of the computer center were performed.

About the VDE Institute

The VDE Testing and Certification Institute GmbH, a non-profit organization, employs about 500 people in Offenbach. The VDE Institute’s independent testing engineers subject more than 100,000 devices per year to endurance testing before they receive the VDE mark. 67 percent of German citizens are familiar with the VDE mark, which is synonymous with the highest security standards. Around the globe, VDE experts monitor more than 7,000 production facilities. Cooperation agreements with more than 50 countries ensure that the tests performed by the VDE Institute are internationally recognized. 200,000 types of products with millions of model variants bear the VDE mark worldwide.

About innogy SE

innogy SE is a leading German energy company with sales of roughly 44 billion euros (2016), more than 40,000 employees, and activities in 16 European countries. Through its three business segments; network & infrastructure, sales and renewable energies; innogy SE addresses the challenges of a modern decarbonized, decentralized and digital energy world. Our 23 million customers are at the core of innogy’s activities. We want to offer them innovative and sustainable products and services, with which they can use energy more efficiently and increase their quality of life. The most important markets are Germany, Great Britain, the Netherlands, and Belgium along with some Middle Eastern and Southeast European countries such as Hungary and Poland. When it comes to energy production from renewable energies, innogy, with a total capacity of 3.7 gigawatts, is also active outside of these regions, e.g. in Spain, Italy and the MENA region (Middle East, North Africa). As a leading innovator in future topics such as eMobility, we are represented in international hotspots of the technology industry, such as Silicon Valley, Tel Aviv, London or Berlin. We combine the extensive know-how of our energy technicians and engineers with digital technology partners – from start-ups to major corporations.

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