Waterfall Security Solutions and OPSWAT Announce Joint Solution For Protecting Critical Infrastructures

Waterfall's Unidirectional Gateways are able to scan data using OPSWAT's Metascan engine

July 16, 2013

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NEW YORK, July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Waterfall Security Solutions [http://www.waterfall-security.com ] and OPSWAT [http://www.opswat.com ] today announce a joint solution for protecting unidirectionally-protected nuclear generation networks and other critical industrial infrastructures.

Waterfall's hardware-enforced Unidirectional Security Gateways safely and securely integrate industrial networks with corporate networks. OPSWAT's Metascan server technology enables scanning of files with up to 30 antivirus engines simultaneously. Together, Waterfall's Unidirectional Gateways are able to scan data using OPSWAT's Metascan engine before the data is transferred through the gateway system. The joint solution can be used to ensure that data entering critical networks or corporate networks is free of malware.

In addition, the Unidirectional Security Gateways can now be used to securely transfer new antivirus signatures into network-isolated OPSWAT Metascan servers.

Metascan is often used at nuclear generators and other critical infrastructure sites, where network connection is not available for automatic antivirus engine updating. These facilities use Metascan to scan files entering or leaving critical networks, particularly on USB sticks and other removable media.

"Waterfall is pleased to cooperate with OPSWAT to protect nuclear generating sites," said Lior Frenkel, the CEO and Co-Founder of Waterfall Security Solutions. "The control of removable media as it moves past physical and cyber-perimeter protections is an important element of defense-in-depth security programs."

Benny Czarny, OPSWAT CEO, adds "This collaboration of leading security providers is a natural fit. Ensuring the integrity of information moving between networks at different security levels is essential to the security of those networks."

The joint Waterfall Security Solutions / OPSWAT collaboration is being demonstrated at the 2013 Nuclear Information Technology Strategic Leadership

(NITSL) Workshop.


OPSWAT is the leading provider of software management and security technologies.

OPSWAT's innovative multi-scanning solutions deliver anti-malware protection with increased detection rates and minimized performance overhead. In addition to maximizing detection rates, OPSWAT provides the ability for customers to easily adapt solutions to existing infrastructures to add control over the flow of data into and out of secure networks. OPSWAT's software management solutions offer streamlined technology partnerships between leading technology solutions and software vendors. By enabling seamless compatibility and easy management capabilities, we make connecting your solutions with other software applications effortless. Learn more at http://www.opswat.com.

About Waterfall Security Solutions:

Waterfall Security Solutions Ltd. is the leading provider of Unidirectional Security Gateways(TM) and data diodes for industrial control networks and critical infrastructures. Waterfall's Unidirectional Gateways reduce the cost and complexity of compliance with NERC-CIP, NRC, NIST, CFATS and other regulations, as well as with cyber-security best practices. Waterfall's products are deployed in utilities and critical national infrastructures throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Israel. Frost & Sullivan describe Waterfall's solutions as ensuring "optimum security for networks across user verticals" and awarded Waterfall the 2012 Network Security Award for Industrial Control Systems Entrepreneurial Company of the Year. Waterfall's offerings include support for leading industrial applications, including the OSIsoft PI(TM) Server, the GE

Proficy(TM) iHistorian, Siemens SIMATIC(TM)/Spectrum(TM) solutions and GE OSM

(TM) remote monitoring platforms, as well as OPC, Modbus, DNP3, ICCP and other industrial protocols. More information about Waterfall can be found on the company's website at: http://www.waterfall-security.com

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