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June 25, 2012

W-Industries Deploys Waterfall Security's Unidirectional Security Gateways

W-Industries, a global technologies company with an international presence spanning the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa, has recently adapted Waterfall's Unidirectional Security Gateways to protect the attacks which originate on external networks.


W-Industries has picked Waterfall's patented technology to offer real-time data available to users on the client firm's business network, without introducing any risk to the offshore platform or onshore facility of a cyber-attack.

This installation is currently helping engineers and operations personnel look out for ways to maximize the productivity of the offshore platform, while simultaneously minimizing their environmental impacts.

"The Waterfall team was very responsive and easy to work with designing and installing the systems for our client," reports Greg Hanson of W-Industries. "Traditional firewall technology ultimately still relies on the robustness of software that allows traffic across the network. But using the Waterfall Gateway gave us the assurance of true one-way server replication from the control network to the business network."

These security gate ways enable the industry sites to securely connect their critical industrial networks to external networks, securely meeting business needs without exposing these networks to risks and threats of cyber-attacks, cyber terror, and hacking from external, less secure networks.

"Waterfall's Unidirectional Gateways are being deployed in more and more industrial sectors by forward-looking organizations to protect business-critical and safety-critical operations," said Lior Frenkel, co-founder and CEO of Waterfall Security Solutions. "Offshore platforms present unique challenges for safety and for operational complexity, and we are very happy to have been selected by W-Industries to help with their mission to protect their customer's facilities."

Waterfall's cyber security solutions is currently helping refineries, utilities and other critical infrastructures to achieve compliance with NERC-CIP, NRC, CFATS and other regulations and standards, as well as cyber-security policies and best practices. 


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Edited by Brooke Neuman


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