Waterfall Security Solutions Unidirectional Security Gateway family of products provides stronger-than-firewalls protections to meet the most demanding SCADA security and industrial control system security requirements for safety-critical and reliability-critical operations in the oil and gas industry. Unidirectional Gateway products are deployed throughout all sectors of the industry, securing IT/OT interfaces, Internet interfaces and digital oilstream infrastructures all over the world
Traditional IT security approaches to SCADA security have proven inadequate to the critical security needs of SCADA systems. Firewalls are porous by design, necessitating costly and complex secondary security systems throughout firewall-protected sites. Firewalls permit attacks to enter critical control system networks and intrusion detection, containment and remediation takes time. For all of that time, attackers on the other side of the planet have control of our physical assets, and unlike IT systems, pipelines, catalytic crackers and offshore platforms cannot be “restored from backup” when they are damaged by cyber-attacks.
Unidirectional Security Gateways provide stronger-than-firewall protection to industrial networks in all parts of the oil and gas industry, including:
Firewalls are inadequate protections for safety-critical and reliability-critical SCADA security and control system security programs. Physical assets in the oil and gas industry and their associated industrial control system networks are not expendable. Unidirectional Security Gateways provide safe IT/OT integration in ways that IT firewalls simply cannot.