UL expands from electronics tester to security certifier


Underwriters Laboratories, known for its UL logo that appears on consumer electronics, is expanding its IT services to include security certifying for networking and telecommunication gear.

I’m skeptical that enterprise purchasers will be interested in whether a product has UL certification.
— Sean Martin, CISSP

UL, in Northbrook, Ill., published three standards called the UL-2900 series on March 30, 2016. The standards' tables of contents are online, while purchasing the full documents costs $225-$250 each.

Generally, I don’t think people care, the same way they don’t go buy a light at Home Depot and check to make sure the label on there says UL listed.
— Sean Martin, CISSP