Icon Labs Floodgate™ Embedded Firewall Software Protects Transportation System Devices from Internet Attacks

Floodgate filters IP packets to block cyber-attacks, packet floods and Denial of Service (DoS) attacks from threating embedded devices connected to the Internet.

Icon Labs (www.iconlabs.com), a leading provider of embedded networking and security technology, has announced availability of the FloodgateTM Embedded Firewall that protects transportation system devices from a wide range of Internet-based attacks.  Floodgate filters IP packets before they are processed by a network connected device. Floodgate utilizes advanced static filtering, stateful packet inspection (SPI), and threshold-based filtering utilities to block network attacks.

Researchers from Columbia University’s Intrusion Detection Systems Lab have concluded that embedded devices are over 20 times more vulnerable to Internet-based threats than Enterprise Networks.  As our reliance on embedded Internet devices grows, so too has the importance of protecting from Internet-based attacks has grown.

 “According to IDC, there are now 5 billion devices connected to the Internet and attacks against embedded devices have become front page news.  Firewalls have long been a cornerstone of security in home computers and enterprise networks,” said Alan Grau, CEO of Icon Labs.  “Floodgate brings firewall technology to embedded devices, providing protection against a wide range of attacks and closing a critical security loophole.”

Floodgate Embedded Firewall integrates into a wide variety of network-enabled devices to provide protection against the growing number of Internet based threats.  Its threshold-based filtering protects against denial of service attacks, broadcast storms and other conditions that result in a flood of unwanted packets.  Rules-based filtering allows white-listing and black-listing based on criteria such as port number, protocol or source IP address and Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) provides dynamic packet filtering based on the state of a connection.

Floodgate-Packet Filter is available now. It is designed for use in embedded systems and can be used with operating systems such as INTEGRITY, VelOSity, VxWorks, LynxOS, QNX, or eCos, or in systems without an operating system.

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 Embedded Firewall.  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).

Contact Information

Icon Labs

3636 Westown Parkway
Suite 203
West Des Moines, IA, 50266

tele: 515.226.3443x22
toll-free: 888.235.3443x22
fax: 877.379.0504

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