PA deployed Waterfall’s Unidirectional Security Gateways at a large power distribution company in the region, following on from high security concerns surrounding the exposure of control system networks to attacks from the Internet and from within the enterprise network, in what’s usually addressed as an ‘insider threat’.

PA installed Waterfall’s Unidirectional Security Gateways to provide safe and reliable integration between its IT and OT environments. Waterfall’s unique support for OPC-UA was utilized to facilitate unidirectional data transfer from Siemens’ Distribution Management System (DMS), supplied by PA, to the enterprise network. The Waterfall for OPC-UA solution provides the customer with real-time access to live data, without any risk of network attacks from its enterprise networks or the Internet.

“The installation has greatly improved our customer’s business operations. Not only is the control system now safer and more secure, business processes that were once cumbersome and time consuming are now real-time and automated.” Gary Ang, Project Manager, Power Automation.

About Waterfall Security Solutions

Waterfall Security Solutions Ltd. is the leading provider of stronger-than-firewalls solutions for industrial control networks and critical infrastructures. The company’s products are deployed in utilities and critical national infrastructures throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Israel. Waterfall’s technologies reduce the cost and complexity of compliance with NERC-CIP, NRC, NIST, CFATS and other regulations, and include support for leading industrial applications, including the OSIsoft PI™ Historian, the GE Proficy™ iHistorian, Siemens SIMATIC™/Spectrum™ solutions and GE OSM™ remote monitoring platforms, as well as OPC, Modbus, DNP3, ICCP and other industrial protocols. Frost & Sullivan describes Waterfall’s solutions as ensuring “optimum security for networks across user verticals,” and awarded Waterfall the 2012 Network Security Award for Industrial Control Systems Entrepreneurial Company of the Year, the 2013 North America Award for Customer Value Enhancement and the 2014 Global Award for New Product Innovation Leadership.

About PA

Power Automation (PA), a joint venture company between Singapore Power and Siemens was formed in June 1996 to pursue dynamic opportunities in power system control and substation automation markets in South East Asia.

With its team of experienced, expert end-users and highly skilled technical staff, PA has a unique ability to understand, recognize and respond to both the operational and business needs of electric utilities in South East Asia. Backed by the Siemens global research organization, PA is well positioned to market, develop, implement and deliver innovative solutions for power system control and substation automation systems.