The company’s solution is said to prevent any external cyberattack from reaching the protected water treatment system.


SHAFDAN WASTEWATER treatment plant. (photo credit: YOSI & UZI)

At the Shafdan site, Waterfall’s Unidirectional Security Gateways replicate an IOSight iGreen database server to the Shafdan enterprise network, so enterprise users and applications use the replica database normally to gain safe access to the latest operations data. Waterfall’s Unidirectional Gateways physically prevent any external attack from reaching back into the protected water treatment system.”

Replicating the iGreen platform to the enterprise network had profound impact during the COVID-19 period, as it allowed the plant team to connect rapidly to the system and obtain management insights with a click of a button, while maintaining the exact same level of security.

Simply put, Waterfall’s safe network integration, together with the iGreen dashboarding platform, represents a change of mindset regarding how to manage infrastructure facilities remotely and effectively,” said Natan Zuta, CEO, IOSight. “I am quite certain that this successful implementation will serve as a model for other facilities.”

“Waterfall is pleased to be helping to protect operations at the Shafdan plant,” said Lior Frenkel, CEO and Co-Founder of Waterfall Security Solutions. “An increasingly connected world provides cyber attackers increasing opportunities to attack critical infrastructure sites. The solution, as Shafdan demonstrates, is not less connectivity, but robust physical protection of critical industrial systems from cyberattacks.”