Waterfall Security deployed cyber defense solution at a Romanian power plant
28 November, 2021
Waterfall developed a laser-based component which prevents, at the physical level, a breach into the OT layer. "The power industry is gearing up on defending production systems"
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The industrial cyber company Waterfall Security installed its unidirectional cyber security system in a Romanian power plant. The installation process was accompanied by a local integrator, HTSS Company, specializing in business and industrial software solutions, with more than 1,000 customers at 11 countries. Lately, Waterfall Security launched new branches in Singapore and United Arab Emirates.
Waterfall’s CEO and founder, Lior Frenkel, says to Techtime that its company is highly active at the power plants sector. “The whole sector, at the global level, is gearing up on the subject of defending production systems from cyber attacks. This is mainly due to the latest increased threat of ransomware attacks.
Founded at 2008, Waterfall has developed a unidirectional cyber solution, consists of both hardware and software, which offers bulletproof protection for operational networks (OT) in industrial facilities against remote cyber attacks. The hardware component is installed between the operational network (OT) and the external network (IT). A single one direction optical fiber connects the two, thus creates a Unidirectional Security Gateway allowing data to move only outward but not into the industrial network itself.
This hardware creates a physical barrier that isolates the network. When a user uses the analytics systems, he does so in a replicated cloud. Waterfall employs approximately 100 employees in Israel and the US. According to the company it has a few thousands of customers, mainly from the Energy and Electricity, Gas and Oil, Water and Chemicals sectors.