Waterfall announced the release of their new product Waterfall for Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS). The new product enables intrusion detection sensors to monitor operations technology (OT) and industrial control system (ICS) networks from information technology (IT) networks without risk to the monitored networks.
Security monitoring on IT networks is a mature discipline, but even mature industrial enterprises have limited visibility into OT networks because of the security risks that monitoring connectivity introduces. Waterfall for IDS enables industrial enterprises to extend the reach of their central security monitoring operations into operations networks without risk. Waterfall for IDS provides hardware-enforced security that deploys transparently between OT networks and IDS sensors. Hardware-enforced security enables the OT sensors to be deployed confidently on IT networks where those sensors can be conveniently adjusted and updated by central security analysts.
Waterfall for Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) enables safe monitoring of OT networks by network intrusion sensors on IT networks. Waterfall for IDS unidirectional hardware emulates OT mirror & SPAN ports to network intrusion sensors on IT networks. With Waterfall for IDS in place, industrial enterprises can confidently host OT sensors on IT networks where the sensors are easily managed and updated by central SOC analysts, without risk to physical operations. Waterfall for IDS is a hardware-enforced, physical barrier that prevents remote attacks, malware, DOS attacks, ransomware and human errors originating on IT networks from compromising or impairing physical operations, while enabling seamless interoperability with intrusion detection system platforms.
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