Waterfall Security Unveils New Unidirectional Gateway Version with Unparalleled Industrial Cyber Security Capabilities


TEL AVIV, Israel, - Waterfall Security Solutions Ltd., the leading provider of Unidirectional Security Gateways(TM) announced today the start of shipments of a new generation of its Unidirectional Gateway products. This release sets a new standard for comprehensive, unidirectional protection of industrial networks, with innovations in both unidirectional hardware and security software capabilities.

The new release incorporates insights from Waterfall's existing installed base in energy, oil & gas, water and other critical infrastructure segments, from Critical Infrastructure Protection-related regulatory authorities, and from lessons learned from recent advanced cyber attacks.

Waterfall's new WF-400 hardware addresses the top two needs of the unidirectional security industry: industrial grade, mission critical stability and robustness, and protection against advanced cyber threats. The WF-400 introduces support for unparalleled throughput, while maintaining minimal power consumption. The throughput increase provides customers with an evolutionary path for supporting their current and future needs and allows industrial customers to take advantage of very high conventional data volumes, including applications such as advanced remote monitoring and assistance applications. Low power consumption is important to many industrial and mission critical sites, in meeting the challenges of their power restricted environments. The new hardware comes with dual network ports built in, providing native support for high-availability, redundant configurations which are able to tolerate any single point of hardware failure with no loss of data.

A unique feature of the new WF-400 hardware is integrated support for hardware protocol whitelisting. The hardware can be configured to allow and/or completely disallow specific communications protocols, including the routable Internet Protocol. This capability is important in the North American power industry, where the latest NERC-CIP guidance in the form of CAN-0024, was recently released. CAN-0024 makes it clear that unidirectional communications equipment which prohibits routable protocols, such as the Internet Protocol, qualify for certain provisions in the NERC-CIP standards which are not available to equipment which forwards Internet Protocol messages. The hardware protocol whitelisting also provides a new layer of protection against the ability of even the most advanced threats to "phone home" and send any information at all back to Internet-based command and control centers.

In addition, new software versions of Watefall's patented unidirectional server replication solutions provide enhanced support for Linux, and 32 and 64bit Windows operating systems and special support for hardened operating system versions.

"Our innovative Unidirectional Gateway technology suite is already deployed and operational in leading industrial and mission critical sites around the world," said Lior Frenkel, Co-Founder and CEO of Waterfall Security Solutions, "The development of the suite reflects Waterfall's close relations with critical infrastructure customers, other industry leaders and regulatory authorities, which has helped us in defining and designing a comprehensive platform to meet the most advanced cyber security challenges."

About Waterfall® Security Solutions:

Waterfall Security Solutions Ltd. is the leading provider of Unidirectional Security
Gateways(TM) and data diodes for control networks, SCADA systems, remote monitoring and segregated networks. Waterfall Gateways absolutely protect the safety and availability of critical infrastructure networks from network attacks originating on external networks.

Waterfall's security solutions make it straightforward for utilities and critical infrastructures achieve compliance with NERC-CIP, NRC, CFATS and other regulations, as well as with cyber-security best practices. Waterfall's products are deployed in utilities, critical national infrastructures, mission critical environments and homeland security agencies throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Israel. Waterfall's offerings include support to leading industrial applications, such as: OSIsoft PI(TM) Historian, GE Proficy(TM) iHistorian, Siemens SIMATIC(TM) and GE OSM(TM) remote monitoring platforms, as well as leading industrial protocols, such as: OPC, Modbus, DNP3 and ICCP.

For more information, please visit our website at www.waterfall-security.com

Source: Waterfall Security Solutions Ltd.

Company Contact: Tel: +1-212-714-6058, info@waterfall-security.com

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