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Legrand Wattstopper Strengthens Digital Lighting Management Products with ioXt Alliance Security Certification

Legrand Wattstopper Strengthens Digital Lighting Management Products with ioXt Alliance Security Certification

As the first commercial lighting control manufacturer to join the alliance, Legrand has been at the forefront of defining security standards.

By Legrand | October 27, 2021

Legrand, a global leader in electrical and network infrastructure solutions, is pleased to announce that the Wattstopper Digital Lighting Management (DLM) product family of networked lighting control systems is now certified through the ioXt Alliance Certification Program. As the most comprehensive cybersecurity certification available, the evaluation positions the Wattstopper DLM networked lighting control solution to meet DesignLights Consortium (DLC) Networked Lighting Control System Technical Requirements (Version 5), also known as NLC5. 

As the first commercial lighting control manufacturer to join the alliance, Legrand has been at the forefront of defining security standards — investing in the technology and third-party testing for the Wattstopper DLM product family to ensure its compliance with ioXt standards. Over 200 leading OEMs, wireless carriers, standards groups, compliance labs, and government organizations have joined Legrand in the ioXt Alliance, including top names like Facebook, Amazon, and Google. 

"Our customers can be confident that Wattstopper connected devices are now backed by the ioXt cybersecurity standard, while still boasting ease of design, installation, and operation,” said Tom Lowery, President of Building Control Systems Division of Legrand. “Security by Design is a core pillar of the Wattstopper Digital Lighting Management product line and we are proud our efforts meet or exceed ioXt SmartCert.” 

With the commercial lighting industry’s increased demand for secured products, the ioXt Certification Program evaluates a device against eight different ioXt pledge principles with clear guidelines for quantifying the required level of security needed for a specific device within a product category. Evaluations against the ioXt pledge are completed by the manufacturer or through the ioXt Alliance Authorized Labs

Through Legrand’s comprehensive and structured approach to device security, the brand will continue to lead by example, building further confidence in their partners and customers by providing the most secure wireless lighting systems on the market. The company is also participating in monthly educational events, hosted by the ioXt Alliance, such as webinars and panels that are open to all commercial lighting professionals to learn more about cybersecurity. 

A complete list of the current Wattstopper DLM products with the ioXt SmartCert is available on the ioXt website, https://compliance.ioxtalliance.org/products.

About Wattstopper
Wattstopper, a product line of Legrand, offers the most comprehensive line of simple, scalable, and flexible energy-efficient lighting controls and solutions for commercial and residential applications. The Wattstopper range of products, programs, and services has been helping customers save energy, meet green initiatives, and comply with energy codes for more than 30 years. legrand.us/Wattstopper

About Legrand and Legrand, North and Central America
Legrand is the global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures. Its comprehensive offering of solutions for commercial, industrial and residential markets makes it a benchmark for customers worldwide. The Group harnesses technological and societal trends with lasting impacts on buildings with the purpose of improving life by transforming the spaces where people live, work and meet with electrical, digital infrastructures and connected solutions that are simple, innovative and sustainable. Drawing on an approach that involves all teams and stakeholders, Legrand is pursuing its strategy of profitable and sustainable growth driven by acquisitions and innovation, with a steady flow of new offerings—including Eliot* connected products with enhanced value in use. Legrand reported sales of over €6.6 billion ($7.4 billion) in 2019. Legrand has a strong presence in North and Central America, with a portfolio of well-known market brands and product lines. The company is listed on Euronext Paris and is notably a component stock of the CAC 40 and Euronext ESG 80 indexes. (code ISIN FR0010307819). www.legrandgroup.com | www.legrand.us

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