W-Industries Protects Offshore Platform Using Waterfall Security’s Unidirectional Security Gateways
TEL AVIV, Israel, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
Waterfall Security Solutions, the leading provider of Unidirectional Security
Gateways, and W-Industries, a leading systems integrator headquartered in Houston, TX,
today announced the successful installation of Waterfall’s Unidirectional Security
Gateways at two facilities of a large oil and gas exploration and production firm, both an
onshore facility and an offshore platform.
“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.”
W-Industries uses Waterfall’s patented technology to make 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. These business users include production
engineers and operations personnel seeking 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.”
But credit where credit is due – Andrew Ginter, Waterfall’s Director of Industrial
Security, observes, “The W-Industries and end-user network teams did a great job learning
about the Waterfall system and integrating the technology into the existing network
Waterfall Security’s Gateways continue to be deployed in an ever-wider spectrum of
critical-infrastructure-protection functions. Operations teams appreciate the absolute
protection the gateways provide from attacks which originate on external networks.
Business teams find significant savings in the use of the gateways, savings due to reduced
management and monitoring costs when compared to the costs of conventional firewalls.
Business teams also appreciate the simplicity of configuring Unidirectional Gateways: the
devices essentially eliminate the possibility of safety or availability breaches due to
any of the many errors and omissions which are possible when configuring the complex
systems which are modern firewalls.
Waterfall Security Solutions patented cyber security solutions enable oil and gas
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 cyber security solutions assist platforms, 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.
Additional business needs secured by way of the Waterfall Gateways include production
monitoring, real-time royalty and taxation tracking, and equipment monitoring and
W-Industries is a fully-owned subsidiary of CSE Global Limited, a leading global
technologies company with an international presence spanning the Americas, Asia Pacific,
Europe, Middle East and Africa. Over the last decade, CSE has transformed itself to be a
truly global organisation with over 1700 employees worldwide.With a keen understanding of
client needs coupled with strong domain expertise, W-Industries excels in delivering
reliable and cost effective systems integration services and IT solutions that are
customized to meet the stringent requirements of our clients, worldwide.
SOURCE Waterfall Security Solutions Ltd.