August 4, 2011
Iberdrola’s Spanish Cofrentes Nuclear Power Plant Deploys Waterfall Security’s Unidirectional Security Gateways
ROSH HA'AYIN, Israel, August 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Waterfall Security Solutions, the leading provider of Unidirectional
Security Gateways, announced the successful installation of several of its
Unidirectional Security Gateways at Iberdrola's Cofrentes Nuclear Power
Plant in the Spanish province of Valencia.
"We have a continuous commitment to secure critical infrastructures in
Europe, North America and around the world," said Lior Frenkel, Co-Founder
and CEO of Waterfall Security Solutions. "Nuclear generators must comply
with the highest standards for safety and security, including cybersecurity.
We are honored to have been selected to help with Iberdrola's mission to
enhance the protection of their facility."
The Spanish Cofrentes NPP deployment uses Waterfall's patented
technology to securely make real-time and historical data from critical
plant equipment available to business users and applications on Iberdrola's
corporate network. The Waterfall approach permits a seamless transition to
secure communications for existing networks of integrated systems.
"Cybersecurity is a key aspect of the plan to modernize the
instrumentation and control systems at the Cofrentes plant," said Vicente
Zuriaga, Iberdrola's engineer responsible for the modernization project.
"One reason the Waterfall solution was selected was because it supports the
creation of an exact real-time copy of the OSIsoft PI Historian server which
could be accessed by users on the Cofrentes management network, while at the
same time preventing the transmission of any information whatsoever from
that network to the control and data acquisition networks."
Waterfall's patented cyber security solutions enable Utilities and
Critical Infrastructures 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 assists Utilities and Critical Infrastructures to achieve
compliance with NERC-CIP, NRC, CFATS and other regulations and standards, as
well as cyber-security policies and best practices.
The Cofrentes plant is the largest nuclear power plant in Spain,
producing up to 1092 megawatts of electric power, or 4.7% of Spain's
national power production, and 15% of all energy in Spain produced from
nuclear sources. The plant is a key part of Iberdrola's efforts to combat
climate change, preventing the annual emission of some 6.5 million tons of
carbon dioxide. Iberdrola is the largest energy producer in Spain, the
world's top wind power producer and one of the largest power utilities in
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SOURCE Waterfall Security Solutions Ltd.