Waterfall’s unidirectional gateways protect natural gas interconnection between Poland and Lithuania

News | 24.05.2022

Waterfall Security Solutions deployed Waterfall’s Unidirectional Security Gateways to enable the transfer of operational data between gas transmission system operators of Lithuania (Amber Grid) and Poland (Gaz-System S.A.)

This deployment of Unidirectional Gateways provides the world’s strongest protection from online attacks to this important natural gas interconnection.

This new natural gas interconnect joins Polish, Lithuanian, Baltic and Finnish gas transmission systems with the European Union pipeline system.

Lithuanian ICT and OT company Elsis TS has significantly contributed to the implementation of this strategic project by performing pipeline process management and automation at all GIPL (Gas Inerconnection Poland and Lithuania) related facilities. Data security and operational data exchange is one of the most critical issues for SCADA systems controlling the gas transmission system.

Waterfall’s Unidirectional Gateways provide hardware-enforced protection to each pipeline by unidirectionally sending operational pipeline data from the protected networks to external systems.

The successful deployment of the gateways assures the safe coordination of pipeline operations for both pipeline partners, while protecting their most critical systems from physical cyber threat.

The partnership with Waterfall Security is strategically important for the security of automation processes of the GIPL pipeline. The highly innovative Waterfall Unidirectional Gateways ensure maximum cyber security for the safe exchange of operational data between the gas transmission systems of the two countries

Mr. Tomas Vrubliauskas, General Director (CEO) at Elsis TS

Waterfall Security Solutions is the global leader in industrial cybersecurity technology. Waterfall products, based on its innovative unidirectional security gateway technology, represent an evolutionary alternative to firewalls. The company’s growing list of customers includes national infrastructures, power plants, nuclear plants, off and on shore oil and gas facilities, refineries, manufacturing plants, utility companies, and many more.

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