Icon Labs Floodgate™ Firewall Software Protects VxWorks Powered Devices from Internet Threats

Floodgate Packet-Filter blocks Denial of Service and other Internet-based attacks.

Icon Labs (www.iconlabs.com), a leading provider of embedded networking and security technology, has announced the availability of Floodgate-Packet FilterTM, an embedded firewall that protects networked devices from a wide range of Internet-based attacks. Floodgate protects against attacks by filtering packets before they are processed by an embedded device. Floodgate provides static filtering, Stateful Packet Inspection and threshold-based filtering.

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 network connectivity in embedded devices becomes commonplace and our reliance on these devices grows, so has the importance of protecting these devices from Internet-based threats.

“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 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 Packet Filter is a comprehensive product that can be integrated into a wide variety of network-enabled device designs to provide protection against the every growing number of Internet based attacks. 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 with the VxWorks operating system 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 Packet Filter. 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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