Accurate data collection and secure data transfer are a must for the smart meter market. Smart metering solutions need to be METAS certified (METAS Zertifizierung) in Switzerland since 2019.
CCLab has become one of the leading accredited electric meter testing laboratories in cybersecurity evaluations of smart metering solutionsfor the energy industry. Among others we have great experience in data security evaluations in Switzerland under the METAS certification scheme.
According to the Electricity Supply Ordinance (Stromversorgungsverordnung), Switzerland has taken a big step forward by standardizing the requirements for Smart Metering Environments.
Thanks to thorough data security evaluation processes, METAS certificates are issued based on independent third party evaluation done by accredited Laboratories.
Keep your solution up to date regarding smart meter security risk and data security vulnerabilities.
CCLab has been involved in the preparation of procedures and security functionalities while supporting Swissmig community since the beginning, hence our continuous experience to deliver smart meter security evaluations and METAS certs professionally and quickly. We have pre-evaluated and certified a number of Head-End-Systems, Gateways and Smart Meters (IMS | Intelligent Measurement Devices | intelligenten Messsysteme)
Practical information and recommendations for Smart Meter Manufacturers according to the Swiss Data Security Examination processes and introduction of the Common Criteria Protection Profile for Smart Meter Security.
Our sales team will guide you through the possibilities of certifying your:
Smart metering device (iMG)
Communication System ( Data concentrator (DC) or| Gateway (GW))
Head End System (HES) through the respective test object (ToE or PG)
Our agile evaluation methodology is based on Common Criteria and strictly follows the latest version of “Die Prüfmetodologie zur Durchführung der Datensicherheitsprüfung für Smart Metering Komponentenin der Schweiz (Test Methodology for Execution of Data Security Evaluation of Swiss Smart Metering Components)” for METAS certification, issued by SWISSMIG.
Evaluation team was extremely reasonable and flexible with resolution to findings and was helpful in finding agreeable solutions for CB comments. Consultation team was always responsive and helped shape the documentation for easier evaluation, and provided useful recommendations on satisfying SFR/SARs.
CCLab was well prepared, flexible during the whole evaluation process, and supported us with continuous communication and guidance. Many lessons were learnt during the project and CCLab has always been looking for solutions, supporting our developers the best way they could. The new Swiss evaluation methodology was a good and professional basis to work with, but both parties had to learn how to deal with it.
The relationship between Corsec and CCLab has been instrumental in helping product vendors successfully complete the Common Criteria certification process. As a Common Criteria consultant to the product vendor, Corsec relies on CCLab’s responsiveness and expertise to quickly and thoroughly complete the testing component of the process. CCLab has been essential in managing multiple projects, their professionalism has helped ensure product vendor satisfaction and ultimate project success.
"I would definitely recommend CCLab to anyone in need of Common Criteria certification. Our cooperation was comfortable, well organized and efficient. I am totally satisfied with the result."
The CCLab team gave us full support to adapt to the changes during product development. Whatever the challenges faced they could keep the due dates and we were able to complete the process quickly and efficiently. The real agile lab helped our success. We are going to work with them again. I highly recommend them to anyone wanting to get its product certified.
It was a well-managed project which achieved success in an effortless manner.
We needed a lab that works quickly but with high work morale and quality of work. CCLab is exactly like that! It was good cooperation experience to work with them. The project was rather complex and our expectations maybe even too high, but the team was committed to the common goals and could keep the milestones; therefore we were able to deliver what was needed. I highly recommend CCLab team to anyone for their great team spirit, quality orientations, agility and reasonable pricing.
On behalf of Ascertia, accept my appreciation for the excellent job done by CCLab team over the past several months in achieving the Common Criteria Certificate for ADSS Server SAM solution. It was an enormous undertaking but went smoothly and efficiently! Thanks to your leadership and dedication combined with your staff's teamwork and energy, we achieved our target. You and your employees should take great pride in this accomplishment. We look forward to extend our work with you for our next certification milestone and hope will continue to get such excellent service.
Thanks to the agile processes we've been able to add new features to the product during the evaluation that made it even more valuable to customers. CCLAB efficiently supported us throughout the whole change management process. The predictability, accurate scheduling, and supportive mindset helped us to finish the project in time.