|[February 28, 2013]
Icon Labs Announces Floodgate Defender, a Compact Industrial Firewall
DES MOINES, Iowa --(Business Wire)--
Icon Labs (http://www.iconlabs.com/),
a leading provider of embedded networking and security technology,
announces availability of the
Floodgate Defender firewall appliance. Floodgate Defender™ provides
a critical layer of security for the devices that comprise 'The Internet
of Things' including SCADA networks, military equipment, critical
infrastructure controllers and medical devices.
"Many legacy devices that make up the 'Internet of Things' were
originally designed for use on closed networks and therefore contain
little or no security. Even though they perform critical functions
managing our power grid, factories, communication networks and
hospitals, they are easy targets forcyber-criminals and
cyber-terrorism," said Alan Grau, President of Icon Labs. "Floodgate
Defender provides a simple and effective solution to stop these attacks."
Floodgate Defender is placed between the Internet and the device. It is
easily configured with communication
policies customized for the device it is protecting. Floodgate
Defender enforces the policies, blocking attacks before a connection can
be established with the target device. Floodgate Defender provides
stateful packet inspection (SPI) and rules-based filtering. A secure web
interface is provided for configuring communication policies.
"Embedded devices have failed to maintain pace with the increasing
number of attacks targeting them, making them easy targets for
industrial espionage, hacktivists or even terrorist groups. These
devices need the same level of security used to protect enterprise
networks," said Jared Weiner - Analyst, M2M Embedded Software & Tools,
VDC Research. "Floodgate Defender provides these devices with a
critical, missing layer of security."
Floodgate Defender is available now. Floodgate Defender MSRP pricing
starts at $995. Discounts are available for volume orders.
About Icon Laboratories, Inc.
Icon Labs is a leading
provider of embedded networking and security solutions. Founded in 1992,
Icon Labs is headquartered in West Des Moines, Iowa. For more
information, visit www.iconlabs.com,
send email to firstname.lastname@example.org,
or call 1.888.235.3443 (U.S. and Canada) or 515.226.3443 (International).
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