ROSH HAAYIN, Israel, Nov. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Waterfall Security Solutions, a global leader in cybersecurity technologies for critical infrastructure and industrial control systems, today announced the launch of the Waterfall BlackBox™, developed to maintain the integrity of log repositories in the event of a cyber attack. Based on Waterfall's patented unidirectional technology, the Waterfall BlackBox creates a physical barrier between networks and logged data, so that stored logs become inaccessible to attackers who are trying to cover their tracks.
"We have been deploying our Unidirectional Security Gateway products in industrial networks worldwide for the past decade, while gaining unparalleled insight into real-life cyber attacks and protections as a result. As the market leaders for strong security, we have developed a number of innovative solutions, the Waterfall BlackBox being the most recent," said Lior Frenkel, CEO and Co-founder at Waterfall Security Solutions. "Until now, response teams and forensic experts could not be sure if an attacker had tampered with or manipulated network and security logs in order to distort the results of incident-response efforts and audits." Network, application and security logs are vital to forensic activity, incident response, audits and risk analyses. These logs record evidence of attacks and details of attacker activities on compromised networks. In modern attacks, once inside a network, attackers take deliberate measures to "cover their tracks" by removing or altering incriminating or revealing information in log repositories. Covering tracks is typical of attacks on networks with local, centralized and even cloud-based logging systems. Logs and log repositories accessible from the attacked network are always suspect of being manipulated The Waterfall BlackBox secures logs "behind" a unidirectional gateway, ensuring that logs are physically kept trustworthy and out-of-reach of cyber attackers.