Industry awareness of Unidirectional Security Gateways has taken off, and we’ve been flooded with inquiries and demo requests. Critical infrastructure sites around the world are recognizing the need to deploy stronger, hardware-enforced perimeter protections as an industry best practice in order to ward off today’s evolving targeted persistent attacks (TPAs). Our conversations with existing customers and prospects led to the development of new applications leveraging the technology.
In late-2013, we unveiled the Waterfall for Bulk Electric System (BES) Control Centers, which protects two-way communications with BES Control Centers, such as power grid Balancing Authorities and Reliability Coordinators. We also announced the Waterfall FLIP, which allows the user to temporarily flip the direction of a Unidirectional Security Gateway to send communications back into a protected control system network. Our latest enhancement to these technologies is the just-announced Application Data Control, which adds a new layer of security in the management of application layer data by applying rules, policies and verification tests to application data flowing between IT business networks on OT industrial networks. The solution addresses the risks of both data exfiltration attacks and targeted, cybersabotage attacks against industrial networks.
We look forward to a busy and productive 2015, with plans to expand into new verticals and regions. As attack tactics continue to evolve, Waterfall will continue to deliver stronger-than-firewalls solutions to critical infrastructures to enable the safe and continuous operation of control system networks.
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