Electric Power

When it comes to cybersecurity for electric power, all aspects of the electrical power industry are considered critical infrastructures. Any unplanned outages are not only costly, but potentially a threat to public safety.

Even worse, cyber sabotage has the potential to put worker safety at risk, trigger toxic discharges and damage long-lead-time turbines, high-voltage transformers and other equipment.

Waterfall protects OT systems for electric power generation, including conventional generation, nuclear generation, power transmission, power distribution, and control centers.

With Waterfall you get

Integration

Safe IT/OT Integration

Unidirectional Gateways provide business automation with access to OT / industrial data, without providing attackers or malware access to the industrial systems that are the sources of that data.

Monitoring

Safe Security Monitoring

Unidirectional Gateways provide enterprise and out-sourced Security Operations Centers (SOCs) with safe access to industrial network data,
so generating utilities can leverage specialized expertise and economies of scale.

Protection

Protected Protection

Unidirectional Gateways allow people and automation to monitor the status of protective relays, without risk of tampering with those very important components.

Use cases

OT IDS & SOC

The Waterfall for IDS product replicates mirror and SPAN ports to OT IDS sensors on IT networks. Unidirectional Gateways replicate Syslog, SNMP traps and other security monitoring information to enterprise and cloud SOCs. Waterfall makes security monitoring safe and transparent.

Business Automation

Undirectional Gateways replicate historians, databases, OPC servers and more to business networks. Business users and applications use the replicas normally – because all of the data that is allowed to be shared with IT networks is in the replica servers already.

High-Voltage Substations

Unidirectional Gateways forward DNP3, IEC 60870-104, IEC 61850 and other status and fault information promptly to SCADA systems and engineering teams, while providing unbreachable, engineering-grade protection for protective relay networks.

TSO's & Balancing Authorities

Unidirectional Gateways replicate grid authority Energy Management Systems (EMS’s) to partners, and partner EMS’s in to the protected EMS, providing stronger-than-firewall protection from the propagation of malware and other attacks

Distribution Systems

Unidirectional Gateways replicate Distribution Management System (DMS), OPC, historian and other SCADA system data to Outage Management System and business networks, enabling prompt outage diagnosis and other business efficiencies, without exposing sensitive DMS automation to external tampering.

Turbine Monitoring

Unidirectional Gateways safely replicate GE OSM, Siemens and other turbine vibration and status information to the turbine vendors, and those vendors can carry out occasional turbine adjustments using unidirectional Remote Screen View or Secure Bypass capabilites.

How it works

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Connect

An industrial network safely to an IT network

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Protect

The industrial network with hardware enforced technology

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Replicate

Real-time operational servers to the enterprise IT network

Related resources

Webinar

Recorded Webinar: Engineering-Grade IEC 62443 – A Guide For Power Generation

The Cyber-Informed Engineering (CIE) initiative, funded by the US Department of Energy, is a new way to look
Webinar

Engineering-Grade IEC 62443 – A Guide For Power Generation

Join our upcoming webinar and learn about the IEC 62243 standard for powergen, how CIE can help with
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