Icon Labs Receives Cool Vendor Recognition from Gartner

Protecting against cyber-attacks by extending security to all the devices around us

West Des Moines, Iowa – Icon Labs (www.iconlabs.com), a leading provider of embedded networking and security technology, today announced that Gartner, one of the world’s leading technology analyst firms, has named Icon Labs as a Cool Vendor in the Embedded Software and Systems Space for 2014.

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 even consumer electronics products. Their solutions help protect control units from potential cyber threats.

Currently, RTOS based devices are invisible to the enterprise management system, but 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 Gartner points out how significant embedded cybersecurity issues are,” said Alan Grau, CEO of Icon Labs. “We are quite proud that we have been recognized as one of the Coolest Vendors in our space. This is quite an honor and we feel this 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. ”

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 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).

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Gartner “Cool Vendors in Embedded Software and Systems, 2014” by Ganesh Ramamoorthy, Alfonso Velosa, Angela McIntyre and Satish R.M - April 23, 2014.