Scope: Smart Home Gateways create connectivity for IoT-devices in a household with the Internet. Many IoT-devices are controllable via mobile apps or integrated with cloud services. In case such devices cannot directly connect to the Internet, this functionality can be provided by a gateway.
Basis of certification: The certification mark is awarded within the framework of voluntary testing and certification. It demonstrates that the product has been tested and certified by the third-party organisation TÜV SÜD.
The certification criteria "secure cloud connection" and "automated security updates" are selected through a risk modeling based on the IT-Grundschutz-Methodik from the German Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik (BSI). The applicable requirements of the system modules "general purpose IoT device" (IT-Grundschutz-Kompendium 2018/02) and "embedded systems" (Final draft 2018/05) are basis for the verification.
The usage of TÜV SÜD certification mark requires annual factory inspections, as well as the on-going support for security support from the vendor.
Keywords of the certification mark