Floodgate Defender Emerges As the First Complete Low-cost Compact Industrial Firewall

Des Moines, IA – May 25, 2016 – Icon Labs announces availability of the low cost and easy to install Floodgate Defender firewall appliance. The compact Floodgate Defender Mark III (4 inches by 3.75 inches by 1.25 inches) provides a critical layer of security for legacy devices that comprise The Internet of Things including SCADA networks, military equipment, critical infrastructure controllers, and medical devices.

The Floodgate Defender device is plugged in between the Internet or WAN and the device. It includes two Ethernet ports for easy installation. It can be easily configured with communication policies customized for the device it is protecting by using a web-based management interface. The Floodgate Defender enforces the policies, blocking attacks before a connection can be established with the target device, without requiring any change to the network or the target device. The Floodgate Security Manager, or other security management systems, can access the event log to audit and manage policies.

The Floodgate Defender’s patented technology protects legacy devices from a broad range of cyber-attacks. Features include:

• Filtering by IP addresses, ports, and protocols
• Stateful packet inspection
• Deep packet inspection for ModbusTCP and other industrial protocols
• Detection and reporting of suspicious traffic
• Integration with security management systems including:
• Floodgate Security Manager
• McAfee ePO
• McAfee SIEM
• Ethernet pass-through upon power failure to facilitate continuous operation in critical environments

The Floodgate Defender includes an innovative security coprocessor from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. that provides secure key storage and a cryptographic accelerator. This improves the resistance of encryption functions, enables secure boot, and ensures the security of both the Floodgate Defender device itself and the devices it is protecting.

Floodgate Defender is available now with pricing starting at $599. For more information, visit http://www.iconlabs.com

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