Icon Labs Releases the First Complete Embedded Firewall Solution

Icon Labs Floodgate Firewall includes Static Filtering, Stateful Packet Inspection and Threshold-Based Filtering. Now with Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI). With the addition of Stateful Packet Inspection, Floodgate is the only embedded firewall providing complete protection against Internet-based attacks.

Floodgate is a source code library allowing easy integration of packet filtering capabilities for embedded devices. Floodgate uses callback routines that are inserted into the device’s packet processing code. Layer-based callbacks allow filtering to be inserted at any layer in the network stack for maximum flexibility.
Floodgate is a source code library allowing easy integration of packet filtering capabilities for embedded devices. Floodgate uses callback routines that are inserted into the device’s packet processing code. Layer-based callbacks allow filtering to be inserted at any layer in the network stack for maximum flexibility.
Floodgate’s unique multi-stage filtering engine allows Floodgate’s filtering to be customized as required for the individual device. Floodgate also supports a Lockdown Mode for security critical applications and devices.
Floodgate’s unique multi-stage filtering engine allows Floodgate’s filtering to be customized as required for the individual device. Floodgate also supports a Lockdown Mode for security critical applications and devices.

The new Icon Labs Floodgate Firewall protects embedded devices from Internet-based Attacks with static filtering, stateful packet Inspection and threshold-based filtering.

Embedded Devices are over 20 times more vulnerable to Internet-Based threats than Enterprise Networks - medical devices, utility monitoring systems, web cams, cable modems, routers and mobile devices

More information and a video are available at www.iconlabs.com/products/floodgate-packet-filt[...]

High res graphics and data sheet provided upon request. If you are interested, CEO Alan Grau is available for interviews.

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Icon Labs Releases the First Complete Embedded Firewall Solution

Floodgate Firewall Protects Embedded Devices from Internet-based Attacks with Static Filtering, Stateful Packet Inspection and Threshold-Based Filtering

Embedded Devices are over 20 times more vulnerable to Internet-Based threats than Enterprise Networks

West Des Moines, IA - (Oct 5, 2011) – Icon Labs (www.iconlabs.com) a leading provider of embedded networking and security technology, today announced the availability of Icon Labs’ Floodgate Firewall with Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI). With the addition of Stateful Packet Inspection, Floodgate is the only embedded firewall providing complete protection against Internet-based 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 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.

“Compared to industry standard firewalls, Floodgate is a lot smaller and can be integrated at the lowest layers in the network stacks,” said Alan Grau, CEO of Icon Labs. “The small size enables this firewall to be packaged into a wide range of Internet connected devices such as medical devices, utility monitoring systems, web cams, cable modems, routers and mobile devices including phones. Because it works at the lowest layer of the network stack, Floodgate provides the most comprehensive protection possible.”

Floodgate’s 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. Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) provides dynamic packet filtering based on the state of a connection.

Icon Labs’ Floodgate Firewall is provided as a portable source code library and is easily integrated with any embedded operating system and TCP/IP stack and has been ported to Green Hills Software’s INTEGRITY and VelOSity, Wind River’s VxWorks and LynuxWorks’ LynxOS. Floodgate makes it easy to add complete, configurable firewall protection to your product regardless of the embedded platform.

About Icon Laboratories, Inc.

Icon Labs is a leading provider of embedded networking and security solutions. 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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