Waterfall Security Solutions Joins McAfee Security Innovation Alliance
TEL AVIV, Israel, February 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
Waterfall Security Solutions(R) today announced that it has joined the McAfee(R)
Security Innovation Alliance (SIA) partner program. Under the auspices of the McAfee SIA
program, Waterfall will integrate its widely-adopted Unidirectional Security Gateway(TM)
solutions with McAfee products, including McAfee(R) Application Control and McAfee(R)
ePolicy Orchestrator(R) platform, to allow Waterfall solutions to report to
enterprise-wide instances of McAfee products from secure, unidirectionally-isolated
industrial networks. These integrations are in addition to the already-proven McAfee
NitroView(R) SIEM aggregation capabilities in the Waterfall for NitroView product.
“Utilities, chemical plants and other critical industrial infrastructure sites are not
content to be islands of automation. These sites are demanding that enterprise-wide
deployments of security and monitoring systems extend into even the most secure industrial
enclaves,” says Andrew Ginter, the Director of Industrial Security at Waterfall. “This
partnership will enable critical infrastructures and industrial sites to communicate
security events and information out of secure industrial networks and into
enterprise-spanning McAfee systems, while mitigating network-connectivity risks to the
safety and availability of industrial control systems.”
Waterfall’s Gateway products replicate industrial servers and information from
industrial networks out to business networks, using hardware-enforced unidirectional
communications. The hardware permits no communications or network attack back into the
industrial network through Waterfall’s Unidirectional Gateways: no denial-of-service
attacks, no worms, no advanced threats with remote control tools, not even password errors
or omissions are permitted. The gateway hardware has no physical data path that would
permit any communications back into a protected network.
Waterfall’s existing NitroView SIEM replication solution permits plant-wide NitroView
SIEM instances to report into enterprise-wide SIEM installations. The instance of the SIEM
in the plant collects, reports, and manages information from plant systems, and makes that
information available to plant personnel. The enterprise NitroView SIEM instance receives
the unidirectionally-transmitted plant SIEM information, and provides enterprise-wide
visibility, analysis and correlation capabilities.
“McAfee is committed to securing critical infrastructures, including industrial
networks and safety-critical networks,” said Ed Barry, vice president of the Security
Innovation Alliance at McAfee. “We’re excited to partner with Waterfall to bring the
benefits of integrated security solutions to critical industries relying on
Lior Frenkell, CEO and Co-Founder of Waterfall Security Solutions adds that “Waterfall
is pleased to partner with McAfee, and to join the McAfee Security Innovation Alliance.
McAfee has demonstrated real leadership in working to improve the security of industrial
systems and networks. Our decision to work with McAfee reflects the growing demand for
McAfee solutions on the industrial networks that Waterfall equipment protects.”
McAfee NitroView protects critical information and infrastructure. NitroView reduces
risk exposure and increases network and information availability by removing the
scalability and performance limitations of security information management. By partnering
NitroView’s industry-leading analytical tools with the leading solutions in Industrial
Control Systems (ICS) and management — such as OSIsoft’s PI System(TM) — NitroView
identifies, correlates and remediates threats to enterprise, SCADA and distributed control
systems in minutes instead of hours, allowing organizations to quickly mitigate risks to
their information and infrastructure.
McAfee Application Control software provides an effective way to block unauthorized
applications and code on servers, corporate desktops, and fixed-function devices. This
centrally managed whitelisting solution uses a dynamic trust model and innovative security
features that thwart advanced persistent threats – without requiring signature updates or
labor-intensive list management.
The McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator platform is the first that allows both enterprises and
governments to centrally manage security and compliance products from multiple vendors,
offering unprecedented cost savings and return on investment. With more than 45,000
customers and managing more than 60 million PCs and servers, this unique platform is
helping McAfee SIA partners to extend their reach and create complementary functionality.
For additional information about the McAfee Security Innovation Alliance, visit:
About Waterfall: Waterfall Security Solutions Ltd. is a leading provider of
Unidirectional Security Gateways(TM) and data diodes for industrial networks, SCADA
systems, remote monitoring systems and isolated networks. Waterfall Gateways protect the
safety and availability of critical infrastructure networks absolutely from network
attacks originating on external networks. Waterfall’s security solutions make it
straightforward for utilities and critical infrastructures to achieve compliance with
NERC-CIP, NRC, NIST and other regulations as well as with cyber-security best practices.
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 for leading industrial protocols, such as: OPC,
Modbus, DNP3 and ICCP.
McAfee and ePolicy Orchestrator are trademarks or registered trademarks of McAfee,
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SOURCE Waterfall Security Solutions Ltd.