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Icon Labs Floodgate Defender Appliance Achieves McAfee Compatible Status

Icon Labs’ Floodgate Defender and McAfee ePO platform provide a proven security ecosystem for protecting and managing critical infrastructure systems

Easy to install device protection, continuous monitoring and tracking of security attacks to protect legacy industrial control, SCADA or other fixed function devices

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa Icon Labs (www.iconlabs.com), a leading provider of embedded networking and security technology, today announced that its Floodgate Defender Security Appliance has achieved “McAfee Compatible” status.

Icon Labs has been promoted to a Technology Partner in the McAfee® Security Innovation Alliance™ (SIA) program and has accepted McAfee’s invitation to participate in the SIA Sales Teaming Program (STP). Through this alliance, mutual customers will have access to  Icon Labs’ Floodgate Security products – now tightly integrated and tested with the McAfee® ePolicy Orchestrator (McAfee ePO) platform.

The integrated solution includes the McAfee ePO platform, a key component of McAfee’s security management offerings, and Icon Labs’ Floodgate Defender security appliance. With this solution, joint customers can now manage security policies and receive security events for legacy SCADA, industrial control or other fixed function devices that were previously unmanaged and invisible to the management system. 

Icon Labs products provide embedded security for 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 and edge devices from cyber threats.

“By integrating Icon Labs Floodgate Defender products with the McAfee ePO platform, we are able to bring fixed-function endpoints under the enterprise umbrella of protection,” says Alan Grau, President of Icon Labs. “Critical internet connected infrastructure elements require additional layers of security not provided by “standard” network solutions. Icon Labs develops innovative products that allow our partners and customers to expand the reach of their security solutions.”

The McAfee SIA program is the foundation of a technology ecosystem designed to assemble the world's leading security innovations. It is the security industry’s premier technology-partnering program, delivering integrated solutions that maximize the value of existing customer investments. Working together, McAfee and its partners deliver solutions that are more comprehensive than those available from any single vendor.

“We’re pleased to see Icon Labscomplete McAfee compatibility testing for use cases that we know will interest our joint customers,” said Ed Barry, vice president of the Security Innovation Alliance, McAfee, part of Intel Security. “Benefits of our joint solution include greater protection, improved compliance and reduced operational costs.”

Icon Labs Floodgate Defender Appliance is integrated into McAfee ePO, the first platform that lets enterprises and governments centrally manage security and compliance products from multiple vendors, offering unprecedented cost savings and return on investment. With more than 45,000 customers and managing more than 60 million PCs and servers, this unique platform is helping McAfee SIA partners to extend their reach and create complementary functionality. The Floodgate innovation allows this capability to extend to previously unmanaged end points making them visible to the enterprise while concealing them from hackers. For more information please visit: http://www.mcafee.com/sia.

About Icon Laboratories, Inc.


Icon Labs, a 2014 Gartner “Cool Vendor”, 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 http://www.iconlabs.com, send email to info@iconlabs.com, or call 1.888.235.3443 (U.S. and Canada) or 515.226.3443 (International)