About Waterfall Security
Stronger than Firewalls
While traditional IT security technologies such as firewalls, intrusion detectionand encryption promise protection, these solutions were designed to protect virtual data and information assets, but not physical infrastructure, machinery and the people who operate them. The security provided by these IT security solutions is based on software and logic. All software has bugs; vulnerabilities that can be misused and misconfigured, allowing attackers to gain access into networks and wreak havoc. IT security solutions, and specifically firewalls, fail when used to protect physical assets such as machinery or physical processes against sabotage or remote control attacks.
Privately-owned since 2007, Waterfall Security has focused on protecting critical infrastructure and industrial control systems from remote online cyberattacks, becoming the leading cybersecurity vendor for industrial control systems (ICS) perimeter security. Waterfalls innovative, patented Unidirectional Security Gateway enables safe and reliable IT/OT integration, remote monitoring and diagnostics, and advanced cloud services.
Waterfall’s gateway solutions are provided ‘off-the-shelf’, with integral support of the market’s widest array of industrial systems, including the OSIsoft PI™ Historian, Schneider Electric’s ClearSCADA, AspenTech IP.21, the GE Proficy™ iHistorian, Siemens SIMATIC™/Spectrum™ solutions, GE OSM™ remote monitoring platforms, as well as OPC, Modbus, DNP3, ICCP and other industrial and IT protocols.
Waterfall’s global list of customers include national infrastructure, industrial sites and manufacturing plants, and covers most industrial segments including nuclear and conventional power plants, on/ off-shore platforms, refineries, manufacturing plants, water and wastewater facilities and many other industries that require the highest level of security available.
Waterfall’s strategic partnerships with vendors, multinational conglomerates and systems integrators in manufacturing, automation and other parallel industries dramatically widens the company’s coverage of additional regions and industries.