Help AG, the cybersecurity arm of e& enterprise (formerly Etisalat Digital) and the region’s trusted security advisor, has partnered with Waterfall Security Solutions, a major provider of industrial cybersecurity. With this collaboration, Help AG will assist industrial clients in the UAE in securely connecting their IT and OT environments for safe and optimal performance.
Many industrial organizations, such as those in the manufacturing, utilities, facilities, and rail industries, are looking to integrate IT into their production facilities in order to run more efficiently. This highlights the significance of industrial cybersecurity, as a successful attack on an OT system can have disastrous consequences ranging from halting operations to endangering physical safety.
Waterfall’s Unidirectional Security Gateways and related products will assist AG’s industrial clients in addressing the security challenges associated with IT-OT convergence, as will Waterfall’s extensive experience in assisting organizations in safely and securely integrating IT and OT environments. Furthermore, the company’s suite of unidirectional offerings allows for integrations with other technologies and services provided by Help AG partners, allowing for the delivery of true end-to-end solutions rather than point products.
Commenting on the partnership, Stephan Berner, Chief Executive Officer at Help AG, said: “One of our key focus areas is helping our clients in the industrial sector to safely integrate their IT and OT systems. For this reason, we are very pleased to partner with Waterfall Security Solutions, a leader in the field of ICS/SCADA cybersecurity. Waterfall’s Unidirectional Gateway technology meets the security needs of modern industrial organizations, and our UAE clients now have full access to their patented solutions.”
Lior Frenkel, CEO and Co-Founder at Waterfall Security Solutions, said: “Our partnership with Help AG is driven by a shared commitment to secure vital industrial networks in the UAE. Help AG’s deep technical expertise, as well as strong relationships with critical infrastructure utilities, industrial enterprises and other technology providers, will enable Waterfall to contribute more effectively to integrated and comprehensive industrial security programs.”
Waterfall offers a suite of products that are based on their flagship Unidirectional Security Gateways. The gateways protect industrial control systems from targeted and other external network attacks, as well as providing secure enterprise-wide visibility and safe remote access for OT systems. The gateways allow for safe IT/OT integration while avoiding the threats to physical operations that firewalls invariably introduce.