Global energy management specialist Schneider Electric has entered into a partnership with Waterfall Security Solutions to bring stronger-than-firewall cybersecurity technologies to Schneider Electric customers. Waterfall specialises in critical infrastructure and industrial control systems security.
Both Waterfall and Schneider Electric have prioritised the safety and reliability of industrial control system networks in the face of increasingly sophisticated cyber-attack capabilities. With Waterfall included in the Schneider Electric Collaborative Automation Partner Program (CAPP), Schneider Electric customers in over 200 countries worldwide can take advantage of their state-of-the-art cybersecurity protections.
Schneider Electric CAPProgram Deployment Director, Loic Regnier explains that accomplished technology partner companies such as Waterfall Security bring advanced capabilities for Schneider Electric customers.
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 and secure inbound/outbound gateway architecture for electric sector Balancing Authorities, are widening the scope of stronger-than-firewall perimeter protections.