Another Successful NERC Compliance Related Installation of Waterfall's Unidirectional Security Gateways in Canada's Energie NB Power

Jun 03, 2010, 07:48 ET from Waterfall Security Solutions Ltd.

TEL AVIV, Israel, June 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Waterfall Security Solutions Ltd, the leading provider of Unidirectional Security Gateways for secure network connectivity for Process Control Networks, SCADA systems, remote monitoring and segregated network, announces the successful installation of its innovative "Waterfall for ICCP" solution at Canada's Energie NB Power.

The Waterfall for ICCP ("Inter-Control Center Communications Protocol"), which provides secure and real-time transfer of ICCP traffic from the plant's network out to external networks, was implemented in order to facilitate remote monitoring. This facility is to be used by remote locations, the company's corporate network and also by vendors. To support NB Power's high operational continuity level, the Waterfall gateways were installed using Waterfall's inherent and unique High Availability configuration.

In today's risk and threat environment, it is no longer possible to allow connectivity to external networks or to the Internet using ordinary IT security products and technologies. Existing "software based" security does not provide adequate protection. To be able to allow remote monitoring, by supplies or vendors, better cyber security and higher levels of confidence must be provided. Modern cyber security risks and the overall reliability requirements have driven both the operators and owners of Critical Infrastructures and the relevant regulators to an understanding that IT security does not provide adequate security levels.

"Many Hydro, fossil and other power plants encounter this issue - how to enable vendors to remotely monitor mission critical equipment, yet retain the cyber security level of their industrial networks and comply to NERC's CIP regulations", says Lior Frenkel, co-founder and CEO of Waterfall Security Solutions, "Our Unidirectional Security Gateways, supporting the widely used ICCP, enable our customers to protect their critical assets, while keeping business processes intact."

About Waterfall Security Solutions:

Waterfall Security Solutions Ltd. is the leading provider of Unidirectional Security Gateways and data diodes for Control networks, SCADA systems, Remote Monitoring and Segregated networks. Waterfall's security solutions assist Utilities and Critical Infrastructures to easily and comfortably achieve compliance with NERC-CIP, NRC, NIST and other regulations as well as cyber-security best practices.

Waterfall's products have been deployed in many utilities, Critical National Infrastructures, mission critical environments and homeland security agencies throughout North America, Europe and Israel. Waterfall's offerings include support for leading industrial applications, such as: OSIsoft PI(TM) Historian, GE Proficy(TM) iHistorian, the Siemens SIMATIC(TM) and the GE OSM(TM) remote monitoring platforms, and leading industrial protocols, such as: OPC, Modbus, DNP3 and ICCP.

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