Remote access options for unidirectionally protected networks

remote access optionsIn this podcast recorded at IoT Solutions World Congress Barcelona 2016, Andrew Ginter, VP of Industrial Security at Waterfall Security, talks about remote access options for unidirectionally protected networks.

Remote control is the modern attack method. While unidirectional gateways are designed to defeat remote control, that doesn’t mean we have to give up remote access, and Ginter outlines a few practical options covering a number of industries.

Waterfall Unidirectional Security Gateways replace firewalls in industrial network environments, providing absolute protection to control systems and operations networks from attacks originating on external networks. Unidirectional Gateway solutions come in pairs: the TX appliance contains a laser, and the RX appliance contains an optical receiver.

The Gateway pair can transmit information out of an operations network, but is incapable of propagating any virus, DoS attack, human error or any information at all back into the protected network.

For more information on Unidirectional Security Gateways listen to this podcast.