06 Jul 2015 Waterfall Elevates Cyber Protection at Taiwan Smart Grid Demonstration Project
NEW YORK – July 6, 2015 – Waterfall Security Solutions (Waterfall Security), which specializes in protection and security for critical infrastructure and industrial control systems, today announced the installation of its stronger-than-firewalls, hardware-enforced Unidirectional Security Gateways at the Smart Grid Demonstration Project in Taiwan.
The Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) needed a secure way to provide real-time information from its power plant to the Smart Grid Demonstration Project. Waterfall and its local partner, iSecurity Inc. (iSecurity), worked with the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) to deliver its solutions to the Smart Grid demo site in Penghu Island, Taiwan.
Waterfall’s Unidirectional Security Gateways were deployed to safely connect the power plant control system network to the Smart Grid. The Waterfall gateway creates a real-time copy of a control system on the corporate network, so that Smart Grid operators and applications can have real-time access to the very latest information, logs, reports and other control system data. Waterfall’s Unidirectional Security Gateways bring this about without any risk of a network attack originating from the Internet.
“The growing sophistication of cyber attacks poses a serious risk to utility providers, threatening the safety and reliability of critical infrastructure and sometimes even the lives of workers at industrial sites,” said Waterfall Security CEO and co-founder, Lior Frenkel. “The recent installation in Taiwan is just the latest example of an energy provider being serious about the protection of its control system and SCADA networks, without compromising the need to provide business-critical information to the business as a whole.”
“We are satisfied that the recent installation of Waterfall’s Unidirectional Security Gateways has made a significant impact to the smart grid’s operations. Users feel more confident within their daily operations, knowing that their working environment is now safe and reliable,” said Julian Su, president of iSecurity.
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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. For more information, visit https://waterfall-security.com/.
About iSecurity Inc.
iSecurity was founded to provide innovative information security solutions and consulting services to Asia Pacific’s finance, high-tech, telecommunications, e-commerce and government sectors. Started in 2004, iSecurity has built up a solid reputation as a leader in its field. iSecurity is the local distributor for a number of internationally renowned IT security vendors, such as Avecto, Black Duck, Comodo, Digital Guardian, HP, McAfee, SSH, Veracode, and Waterfall. iSecurity is well regarded by many of these vendors as one of the most dedicated and technically capable partners among their global distribution/reseller networks.
About Industrial Technology Research Institute
Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is a nonprofit R&D organization engaging in applied research and technical services, aiming to innovate a better future. Founded in 1973, ITRI has been dedicated to helping Taiwan industries stay competitive and sustainable.
ITRI has played a vital role in Taiwan’s economic growth as it shifted from a labor-intensive industry into a value-added, technology-driven one. Moving forward, the institute will continue serving as a pioneer for industries by strengthening its capabilities of multidisciplinary innovation and cooperation with international partners all over the world.
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