SOURCE: NitroSecurity


December 07, 2010 09:00 ET

NitroSecurity and Waterfall Security Solutions Strengthen Security and Situational Awareness in Critical Infrastructures

Integration of NitroView SIEM and Waterfall Unidirectional Security Gateways Combine Maximum Perimeter Security With End-to-End Control System Visibility

PORTSMOUTH, NH--(Marketwire - December 7, 2010) - NitroSecurity, Inc., the leader in high-performance, content-aware security information and event management solutions (SIEM), and Waterfall Security Solutions Ltd., the leading provider of Unidirectional Security Gateways, today announced the integration of the NitroView SIEM portfolio and Waterfall's Unidirectional Security Gateways. The integration combines absolute physical layer security with full enterprise-wide security monitoring and management, including SCADA and process control systems that are otherwise "invisible" to IT security monitoring solutions.

Unidirectional Security Gateways protect critical assets and infrastructures by only allowing outbound communications. All inbound traffic is blocked at the physical layer -- making it an ideal medium for the secure transport of SCADA and control system protocols associated with control system supervision. NitroView SIEM, in turn, is uniquely capable of monitoring these protocols and system activity, and correlating it with broader event activity across control system and business networks. This new integration allows NitroView to effectively report over Unidirectional Gateways and collect logs and events from the Waterfall Gateway. This results in end-to-end security monitoring and analysis -- a common, but difficult to achieve requirement of NERC CIP, NEI 08/09, and other security regulations and recommendations. This monitoring can also detect anomalous outbound traffic, which may be an indication of malicious insider activity or threats introduced by other means.

"Unidirectional Security Gateways provide the ultimate in perimeter defense, by preventing any traffic from entering the secure area at the physical layer while allowing SCADA protocols to get out without any chance of a threat getting in," said Eric Knapp, Director of Critical Infrastructure Markets for NitroSecurity. "However, sometimes a threat might manage to get around the gateway, using a USB stick for example, or it might initiate from the inside, altering control system operations, or infecting process control elements such as RTUs and PLCs. NitroView can detect those incidents, and report them back out across the Unidirectional Gateway."

Once outside of the protected control system, additional NitroView systems can correlate any detected risks or threats to other activities occurring within the supervisory or business LANs. "Together the products improve both the overall defense-in-depth capabilities of the critical systems, as well as the overall situational awareness of the system as a whole. It's a win-win for customers and added peace of mind in an increasingly dangerous threat environment," said Lior Frenkel, Co-Founder and CEO of Waterfall.

About Waterfall Security Solutions
Waterfall Security Solutions Ltd. is the leading provider of Unidirectional Security Gateways™ 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™ Historian, GE Proficy™ iHistorian, Siemens SIMATIC™ and GE OSM™ remote monitoring platforms, and leading industrial protocols, such as: OPC, Modbus, DNP3 and ICCP. For further information, please visit

About NitroSecurity
NitroSecurity develops high-performance security information and event management (SIEM) solutions that protect critical information and infrastructure. NitroSecurity solutions reduce risk exposure and increase network and information availability by removing the scalability and performance limitations of security information management. By partnering the industry's fastest analytical tools with the leading solutions in ICS systems and management -- such as OSIsoft's PI System -- NitroSecurity 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. NitroSecurity serves more than 500 organizations in the energy, healthcare, education, financial services, government, retail, hospitality and managed services industries. For more information, please visit

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