Safe access to operations data
Rosh HaAyin, Israel – July 7, 2020 – Waterfall Security Solutions, the OT security company, today announced the successful deployment of its Unidirectional Security Gateways to protect the Shafdan wastewater treatment plant. Shafdan is the largest wastewater treatment plant in Israel, producing high-quality irrigation water for all types of agricultural crops in the country.
Remote attacks on critical infrastructure are an ever-present threat, with consequences of compromise ranging from casualties at the treatment site to equipment damage and service interruptions. In spite of these threats, modern wastewater treatment plants demand real-time visibility into plant operations to control costs, maximize efficiency and serve customers more effectively. In addition, Israeli cybersecurity best practices prohibit remote connectivity of any sort with critical infrastructure control systems.
At the Shafdan site, Waterfall’s Unidirectional Security Gateways replicate an IOSight iGreen database server to the Shafdan enterprise network, Enterprise users and applications use the replica database normally to gain safe access to the latest operations data. Waterfall’s Unidirectional Gateways physically prevent any external attack from reaching back into the protected water treatment system.
“Replicating the iGreen platform to the enterprise network had profound impact during the COVID‑19 period, as it allowed the plant team to connect rapidly to the system and obtain management insights with a click of a button, while maintaining the exact same level of security. Simply put, Waterfall’s safe network integration, together with the iGreen dashboarding platform, represents a change of mindset regarding how to manage infrastructure facilities remotely and effectively” said Natan Zuta, CEO, IOSight. “I am quite certain that this successful implementation will serve as a model for other facilities.”
“Waterfall is pleased to be helping to protect operations at the Shafdan plant,” said Lior Frenkel, CEO and Co-Founder of Waterfall Security Solutions. “An increasingly connected world provides cyber attackers increasing opportunities to attack critical infrastructure sites. The solution, as Shafdan demonstrates, is not less connectivity, but robust physical protection of critical industrial systems from cyber attacks.”
IOSight is a leading provider of data management and analytics solutions, specializing in the utilities sector. IOSight provides proven industry-specific solutions for water and energy utilities and delivers a variety of benefits including: water quality monitoring, cost reduction, productivity improvement and regulatory compliance.
With over 100 installations and in the water and energy arenas worldwide, IOSight provides robust, reliable and flexible solutions enabling practical data-driven management. Plant managers and operators can get actionable, accurate, comprehensive, real-time insights into their site performance, as well as advanced analytics solutions such as: anomaly detection, early fault prediction, and optimization of operations and resources.
About Waterfall Security Solutions
Waterfall Security Solutions is the OT security company, producing a family of Unidirectional Gateway technologies and products that enable enterprise-wide visibility for operations, with disciplined control. Waterfall products represent an evolutionary alternative to firewalls. The company’s growing list of customers includes national infrastructures, power plants, nuclear plants, off and on shore oil and gas facilities, refineries, manufacturing plants, utility companies, and many more. Deployed throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, Waterfall products support the widest range of leading industrial remote monitoring platforms, applications, databases and protocols in the market. For more information, visit www.waterfall-security.com.
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