EC Declaration of Conformity (Including RoHS)

Restriction of certain Hazardous Substances

Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) it is a directive of the European Union that restricts the use of certain hazardous materials in electrical and electronic equipment.

The original RoHS directive (RoHS 1) (2002/95/EC) was introduced in 2002 and became effective on July 1, 2006. It restricted the use of six hazardous materials in electrical and electronic equipment: lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs), and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs). The directive was adopted to address the growing problem of electronic waste and the environmental impact of hazardous substances in electronic equipment.

In 2011, the directive was revised and became known as RoHS 2 (2011/65/EU). The revised directive expanded the scope of RoHS to cover all electrical and electronic equipment, including medical devices and monitoring and control instruments. It also introduced new requirements for manufacturers, such as mandatory CE marking and the need to create technical documentation and provide information to consumers.

RoHS 3 (2015/863/EU), also known as RoHS Recast, is the latest version of the Restriction of Hazardous Substances directive. It was introduced by the European Union in 2015 and became effective on July 22, 2019.
RoHS 3 is an update to RoHS 2 and aims to further restrict the use of hazardous substances in electronic and electrical equipment. The directive expands the list of restricted substances to include four additional phthalates: Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), Butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP), Dibutyl phthalate (DBP), and Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP). These phthalates are commonly used as plasticizers in various electronic and electrical equipment. In addition to the new substances, RoHS 3 also includes updated requirements for conformity assessment, including the need for manufacturers to issue a Declaration of Conformity (DoC) and to maintain technical documentation for a period of 10 years after placing the product on the market. The aim of RoHS 3 is to further reduce the environmental impact of electronic waste and to protect human health by limiting the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.

Since its introduction, RoHS has become a global standard, with many countries adopting similar regulations to limit the use of hazardous materials in electronic equipment.

The RoHS directive forces Radware to design its products in compliance with these requirements.

The table below includes DoC files – Declaration of Conformity for CE that includes RoHS compliance according to the new directive.

Hardware Model Declaration


(DefensePro x16, AppDirector xx16, AppDirector xx16 NEBS, Alteon 4416, Alteon 4416 NEBS, LinkProof xx16)


(DefensePro x412, AppDirector xx016, CID x16, CID x412 , LinkProof xx016, Alteon 5412, Inflight 10000)


(AppDirector x08, LinkProof x08, Alteon 4408, APSolute Vision, AppXcel VL, DefensePro x06, AppWall x08, AppXML)


(Alteon 5224, Alteon 4024)


(Alteon 6420, Alteon 6420 NEBS, Alteon 6020, DefensePro x420, Inflight 15000)


(Alteon 8420, Alteon 8820, DefensePro x4420, DefensePro 100, DefensePro 200, DefensePro 400)


(Alteon 5208, APSolute Vision, DefensePro 6)


(Alteon 6024, DefensePro x024, DefensePro 20, DefensePro 60)


(Alteon 4208)


(Alteon 7612, Alteon 7220, Alteon 7100, Alteon 7700, DefensePro X40, DefensePro X80)


(Alteon 5820, Alteon 5424, Alteon 4028)


(Alteon 9800)


(DefensePro 110, DefensePro 220, DefensePro X100, DefensePro X200)


(DefensePro X10, DefensePro X20)


(DefensePro X400, DefensePro X800)

Former declarations

Ensuring that Radware products comply with the RoHS Directive requires that components and materials within Radware products meet specific standards. It is essential that all suppliers provide full cooperation in meeting our mutual goals of ensuring that Radware's products are RoHS-compliant. In general, Radware suppliers must verify and confirm that all parts and materials delivered to Radware do not exceed the thresholds as defined in the RoHS Directive.

Because Radware is dedicated to ensuring that our operations and products comply with Radware's environmental policy as well as all applicable laws and regulations, Radware will demonstrate a preference to those suppliers that are environment oriented and provide parts and materials that meet the RoHS requirements.