Waterfall Security Solutions, the leading provider of Unidirectional Security Gateways, and Detroit Water and Wastewater Department (DWSD), announced today the successful installation of several Waterfall Security Gateways to secure DWSD’s process control network.
“Detroit Water is the vanguard in the Water industry to recognize the importance and value of keeping their critical assets inaccessible from any external network,” said Lior Frenkel, Waterfall Security’s Co-Founder and CEO, “We are honored to have such a technology and cyber security leader as part of our growing customer base within US critical infrastructures and utilities”.
The implementation involved several of Waterfall’s security gateways, including Waterfall for OSIsoft PI and various File Transfer solutions.
“In order to leverage and share process control data in real-time, we recognized the need to greatly enhance our security posture,” said PJ Dada, Assistant Director of DWSD’s Information Technology, Systems Integration & Operations Group (ITSIO), “We looked for a cyber-security solution which will provide our critical environments the highest security level, while retaining our operational needs and functionalities. Waterfall Security answered both those requirements. Another main advantage of this security solution was the robust and comprehensive integration that Waterfall has done with the OSIsoft PI platform.”
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 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 City of Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) owns and operates numerous facilities for the production and distribution of potable water and collection and treatment of wastewater. DWSD, a municipally owned utility, provides roughly 4 million residents in southeastern Michigan with an average of 610 million gallons of water per day. Its main Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) – one of the largest single-site WWTPs in the United States – collects and treats residential, commercial and industrial wastewater for 76 southeast Michigan communities and the City of Detroit.
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