The new replications allow for part or all of the real-time data from industrial control systems to be made widely available on corporate networks. The hardware-enforced Unidirectional Security Gateways replicate servers from industrial networks to corporate networks to provide corporate users and applications with access to real-time data while eliminating the risk that a cyber attack could breach the safety or reliability of the critical control systems from which are the source of the data.
"Waterfall has the broadest suite of off-the-shelf, hardware-enforced unidirectional integrations," says Lior Frenkel, founder and CEO of Waterfall.
"These new capabilities extend our lead over the competition, and demonstrate to our customers the flexibility our solutions offer to protect their control systems from cyber attacks, while still retaining access to critical industrial data."
Increased centralization of plant engineering functions and increased integration of plant control systems with corporate IT infrastructures are examples of trends which are driving increased connectivity of control system networks with corporate networks. Continued increases in the sophistication of cyber attacks though, underscore the steadily-increasing need to protect the safe and reliable operation of large physical assets.
"Relational databases and SAP systems are the very foundation of data integration in enterprise networks" adds Andrew Ginter, Waterfall's VP of Industrial Security. "The new replications allow Waterfall's solutions to populate these foundational corporate data repositories directly from control system networks, without the use of additional middleware or data movement steps. And as is the case with all of Waterfall's Unidirectional Security Gateway products, no online attack can pass back through the unidirectional hardware to put plant safety or reliability at risk."
About Waterfall Security Solutions: Waterfall Security Solutions Ltd. is the leading provider of hardware technologies, such as Unidirectional Security
Gateways(TM) and BES Control Center solutions, for industrial control networks and critical infrastructures. The company's products are deployed in utilities and critical national infrastructures throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Israel. The technology reduces the cost and complexity of compliance with NERC-CIP, NRC, NIST, CFATS and other regulations, and includes support for leading industrial applications, including the OSIsoft PI(TM) Historian, 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. Waterfall received the 2012 Network Security Award for Industrial Control Systems Entrepreneurial Company of the Year and the 2013 North America Award for Customer Value Enhancement from Frost & Sullivan. For more information see http://www.waterfall-security.com