Waterfall Security, Schneider Electric Join Forces to Ensure Safety,
Reliability of Control System Networks
Schneider Electric will leverage Unidirectional Security Gateways to improve
cybersecurity protection available to its customers
NEW YORK, July 22, 2014
NEW YORK, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Waterfall Security Solutions (Waterfall), which specializes in critical
infrastructure and industrial control systems security, and Schneider
Electric, a global specialist in energy management, today announced a
partnership to bring stronger-than-firewall cybersecurity technologies to
Schneider Electric customers. Protecting the safety and reliability of
industrial control system networks in the face of increasingly sophisticated
cyberattack capabilities is a priority for both Waterfall and Schneider
Electric. Welcoming Waterfall to the Schneider Electric Collaborative
Automation Partner Program (CAPP) provides a platform to offer the company's
state-of-the-art cybersecurity protections to Schneider Electric customers in
more than 100 countries.
Schneider Electric CAPProgram Deployment Director Loic Regnier said,
"Accomplished technology partner companies like Waterfall Security, recognized
in the industry by analysts and customers alike, bring advanced capabilities
for our customers. They contribute to help build complete customer solutions
by Schneider Electric."
Starting with the Schneider Electric control system platforms, the Waterfall
suite of stronger-than-firewall solutions dramatically improves control system
network perimeter security and simplifies compliance with industrial
cybersecurity standards and best-practices, ranging from the power sector's
NERC CIP standards to the cross-industry IEC 62443 and NIST documents.
Waterfall's proven Unidirectional Security Gateway technologies are deployed
widely in electric power, water, and oil and gas sectors, and the company's
new products, including the award-winning FLIP^[^TM^] and secure
inbound/outbound gateway architecture for electric sector Balancing
Authorities, are widening the scope of stronger-than-firewall perimeter
"Schneider Electric's partnership with Waterfall is the next step in our
commitment to assist customers in operating secure systems by complementing
our secure core offer with best-in-class partners," said David Doggett, Cyber
Security Program Director at Schneider Electric.
Lior Frenkel, CEO and co-founder of Waterfall, said, "We have very high hopes
for our partnership with Schneider Electric, given its position as a leader in
the industrial automation field. The continued support of Schneider Electric
for strong cybersecurity will have a significant impact on the security
posture of critical infrastructure sites across many industries."
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About Waterfall Security Solutions
Waterfall Security Solutions Ltd. is the leading provider of
stronger-than-firewalls solutions for industrial control networks and critical
infrastructures. The company's products are deployed in utilities and critical
national infrastructures throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Israel.
Waterfall's technologies reduce the cost and complexity of compliance with
NERC-CIP, NRC, NIST, CFATS and other regulations, and include support for
leading industrial applications, including the OSIsoft PI™ Historian, the GE
Proficy™ iHistorian, Siemens SIMATIC™/Spectrum™ solutions and GE OSM™ remote
monitoring platforms, as well as OPC, Modbus, DNP3, ICCP and other industrial
protocols. Frost & Sullivan describes Waterfall's solutions as ensuring
"optimum security for networks across user verticals," and awarded Waterfall
the 2012 Network Security Award for Industrial Control Systems Entrepreneurial
Company of the Year, the 2013 North America Award for Customer Value
Enhancement and the 2014 Global Award for New Product Innovation Leadership.
For more information, visit http://www.waterfall-security.com.
About Schneider Electric
As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100
countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple
market segments, including leadership positions in Utilities & Infrastructure,
Industries & Machines Manufacturers, Non-residential Buildings, Data Centres &
Networks and in Residential. Focused on making energy safe, reliable,
efficient, productive and green, the Group's 150,000 plus employees achieved
sales of 24 billion euros in 2013, through an active commitment to help
individuals and organizations make the most of their energy.
SOURCE Waterfall Security Solutions Ltd
Contact: For more information, contact: Mikala Vidal, Metis Communications
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