Waterfall Security Solutions Passes INL Cyber Security Assessment

September 15, 2010

TEL-AVIV, Israel, September 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Waterfall Security
Solutions, the leading provider of Unidirectional Security Gateways,
announced today the successful completion of a security assessment,
undertaken by the Idaho National Laboratory (INL), of Waterfall’s
Unidirectional Security Gateway’s technology and products. The assessment was
conducted as part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Control
Systems Security Program (CSSP).

The whole process, originating in 2009, was successfully concluded in
July 2010, when INL released the final assessment report.

The assessment verified that the Waterfall system provides one-way
communications between two different security zones. The physics of the
system prevent any data transmission from the low security enclave to the
high security enclave. Waterfall’s methodology of protecting an industrial
network from an external connection in a lower security zone was verified by
the assessment.

The assessment identified three software vulnerabilities, all associated
with the software interfaces between the Waterfall gateway and third party
applications. Obviously, as the security of the Waterfall product is built on
a sound and verified physical basis, no vulnerability, including the three
identified, can allow an attacker to move “upstream” from the Receive side to
the Transmit side.

Waterfall’s patented cyber security solutions enable Utilities and
Critical Infrastructures to securely connect their critical industrial
networks to external networks, thus securely fulfilling their business needs
without exposing these networks to risks and threats of cyber-attacks, cyber
terror and hacking from the 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 final report also provided recommendations on measures that could
further enhance the overall security of the product. Waterfall will shortly
begin a second evaluation phase, where these recommendations and other
enhancements are planned to be implemented.

“It was an honor being part of such a process, having our technology
assessed by the cyber security experts at INL. This process is part with
Waterfall’s strategy of a wide and open cooperation with vendors, regulators,
customers and other third parties. We welcome anyone wishing to evaluate our
technology or assess our products,” said Lior Frenkel, Co-Founder and CEO of
Waterfall Security Solutions, “Our large and expanding installed based in
North America, will appreciate the added confidence provided by an INL cyber
security assessment.”

About Waterfall Security Solutions:

Waterfall Security Solutions Ltd. is the leading provider of
Unidirectional Security Gateways(TM) 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, CFATS 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 to leading industrial applications, such as: OSIsoft PI(TM)
Historian, GE Proficy(TM) iHistorian, Bently Nevada System1, Siemens
SIMATIC(TM) and GE OSM(TM) remote monitoring platforms, and leading
industrial protocols, such as: OPC, Modbus, DNP3 and ICCP. More information
about Waterfall can be found in the company’s website at:

    Waterfall contact information:

    Web: http://www.waterfall-security.com
    Tel: +1-(646)-727-7276
    Email: Info@waterfall-security.com

SOURCE Waterfall Solutions Ltd

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