Waterfall and 2TS Forge Powerful Cybersecurity Alliance for the African Market

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Rosh Ha’ayin, Israel, April 16, 2024 – Waterfall Security Solutions and Thuthukani Technology Solutions (2TS) announced today a partnership that will help secure OT networks across Africa.

Waterfall Security Solutions is a leading provider of OT Security, with a range of unbreachable Unidirectional Security Gateways that enable safe IT/OT integration. 2TS is a South African based cybersecurity solutions provider with a focus on managing endpoint security.

The convergence of Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) continues to blur traditional boundaries of cybersecurity. As organizations struggle to integrate their OT and IIoT data and assets with IT-based business automation, the importance of securing OT systems and networks has never been more pronounced. Waterfall’s hardware-enforced Unidirectional Security Gateways enable OT data to flow out to customers, vendors, and IT systems, without letting any information or attacks back into OT systems. The gateways enable new business efficiencies with IT automation accessing OT data, without providing any access to the OT systems that are the sources of that data.

Charl van Niekerk, CEO of 2TS
Charl van Niekerk, CEO of 2TS

“At 2TS, we often talk about our customer’s success being our success. This partnership not only marks a pivotal moment in our offering, but also in the security posture of our customers.” explained Charl van Niekerk, CEO of 2TS, “By recognizing the growing significance of OT/IT integration as entire industries move away from air gaps, 2TS and Waterfall’s partnership emerges as a strategic move to fortify this essential function across Africa. We are incredibly excited for what this partnership has in store. 2TS’ localized offering alongside Waterfall’s extensive experience in the OT security space will help us to continue protecting critical infrastructure.”

Lior Frenkel
Lior Frenkel, CEO of Waterfall

“We are delighted to partner with such an experienced and respected cybersecurity provider in South Africa.” said Lior Frenkel, CEO of Waterfall Security, “We are looking forward to providing 2TS’s client base with a fully secure and unbreachable approach to IT/OT integration.”

As this partnership goes into effect, we encourage industrial operations on the African continent that need to enable more efficient and effective operations without increasing opportunities to cyberattacks to contact 2TS and learn more about how they can continue to secure OT systems, while allowing for one-way, unidirectional, and unbreachable flows of OT data into IT systems and automation.

About Waterfall Security Solutions
Waterfall Security Solutions’ unbreachable OT cybersecurity technologies keep our world running. For more than 15 years, critical industries and infrastructure have trusted Waterfall to guarantee safe, secure, and reliable operations. Waterfall’s growing list of global customers includes national infrastructures, power plants, nuclear reactors, onshore and offshore oil & gas facilities, refineries, manufacturing plants, utilities, and more. Waterfall’s patented Unidirectional Gateways and other revolutionary products combine the benefits of impenetrable hardware with unlimited software-based connectivity, enabling 100% safe visibility into industrial operations and automation systems.

Thuthukani Technology Solutions (2TS), founded in 2009, stands as a prominent cybersecurity solutions provider. With a solid foundation, we have positioned ourselves as a trusted partner of security services across South Africa and Africa. 2TS remains at the forefront of the latest innovations, with our commitment being further strengthened by a layer of localized services. All of which are strategically designed to transform IT, OT, and IoT into valuable assets for any business. Think Global: Act Local.


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