Cyber attacks, especially ransomware, are a growing threat to manufacturing operations, shutting down hundreds of manufacturing sites every year. Worse consequences are also possible, such as safety systems being impaired, or product quality being targeted.

Waterfall’s Unidirectional Gateways protect the pharmaceutical, food & beverage, automobile, aircraft and other manufacturing industries.


With Waterfall you get


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.


Real-time 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.

Connect to the cloud need

Unbreachable Cloud Connectivity

Unidirectional Gateways enable the benefits of cloud and Internet connectivity, without the risks.

Use cases


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.

Remote Vendors

Unidirectional Gateways replicate OPC and other servers out to IT networks and to vendor cloud systems so that vendors can diagnose problems and provide expert advice. Vendors use Unidirectional Remote Screen View and Secure Bypass when they need to adjust manufacturing equipment remotely.

Safe Cloud Connectivity

Unidirectional Gateways enable the benefits of cloud and Internet connectivity, without the risks.

Operational Equipment Effectiveness

Unidirectional Gateways safely and unbreachably replicate OEE servers and information to cloud-based systems so that manufacturers can re-arrange manufacturing loads to make maximumally efficient use of costly manufacturing equipment.

How it works

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An industrial network safely to an IT network

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The industrial network with hardware enforced technology

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Real-time operational servers to the enterprise IT network

Related resources


Recorded Webinar: Engineering-Grade Mitigations For Cyber Attacks Targeting Manufacturers

Data from the past year shows a continual increase in cyber attacks shutting down or even damaging manufacturing
Case studies

Securing Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Systems and Intellectual Property

Case studies

Food And Beverage Manufacturing

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