Floodgate Defender takes top honors as the Most Innovative Software Product for protecting IoT devices against cyber-attacks

Embedded Computing Design Top Innovator 2014 Award

September 4, 2014 – West Des Moines, Iowa –
Icon Labs (www.iconlabs.com), a leading provider of embedded networking and security technology, today announced that Embedded Computing Design Magazine, one of the world’s leading engineering design magazines, has named Icon Labs’ Floodgate Defender as the 2014 Most Innovative Software Product.

Icon Labs develops and provides embedded security software solutions for companies developing Internet of Things and M2M solutions such as aerospace, military and space probes, industrial and medical control devices and consumer electronics products. Their solutions help protect control units and devices from potential cyber threats.

Currently, devices using Real Time Operating Systems are invisible to the enterprise management system, but are visible to hackers. Icon Labs solution turns that all around – making them visible to the management system and invisible to hackers. Icon Labs extends enterprise quality protection against cyber-attacks to the edge devices that lack basic security.

We believe this recognition by Embedded Computing Design points out how significant embedded cybersecurity issues are,” said Alan Grau, CEO of Icon Labs. “We are quite proud to have our technology selected as Product of the Year. This is quite an honor and we feel this award confirms that what we are doing at Icon Labs to protect against cyber-attacks and cyber terrorism is a critical part of today’s security response. ”

“Software security is and will continue to be a major concern across all industries in an increasingly connected world,” said Monique DeVoe, Managing Editor OpenSystems Media. “Icon Labs’ Floodgate Defender embedded firewall’s ability to stop attacks before a device establishes a connection allows it to prevent a wide variety of security breaches. “

A security solution for embedded devices must ensure the device firmware has not been tampered with, secure the data stored by the device, secure communication and protect the device from cyber-attacks. This can only be achieved by including security in the early stages of design. Intrusion detection and prevention for embedded devices is not one size fits all. Requirements must take into consideration the cost of a security failure (economic, environmental, social, etc.), the risk of attack, available attack vectors, and the cost of implementing a solution.

Icon Labs provides a full suite of security solutions for OEMs building embedded devices. The Floodgate product family provides intrusion detection and intrusion prevention capabilities that are designed specifically for use in embedded and RTOS-based devices. Floodgate products support management system integration for remote management and situational awareness. Icon Labs also provides solutions to harden the device, secure communication channels, and block DOS attacks. In addition to embedded security software and hardware solutions, Icon Labs provides professional services capabilities to accelerate customer deployments and facilitate unique implementation.

About OpenSystems Media
OpenSystems Media has been a leading publisher of electronics magazines, e-mail newsletters, websites, and product resource guides for more than 30 years. OpenSystems Media offers E-casts and Techcasts for engineers and provides interactive tools where engineers can communicate directly with presenters and top industry editors. Current publications include: DSP-FPGA.com, Embedded Computing Design, Military Embedded Systems, PC/104 and Small Form Factors,VITA Technologies, Industrial Embedded Systems, and PICMG Systems & Technology. For more information, visit www.opensystemsmedia.com

About Icon Laboratories, Inc.

Icon Labs is a leading provider of embedded software for device security, device protection and networking management, including the award winning Floodgate Defender. Founded in 1992, Icon Labs is headquartered in West Des Moines, Iowa. For more information, visit www.iconlabs.com, send email to info@iconlabs.com, or call 1.888.235.3443 (U.S. and Canada) or 515.226.3443 (International).

Media Contact:
Icon Labs:
Mark Shapiro
Tel: 619-249-7742
Email: mshapiro@srs-techpr.com