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June 11, 2014

Icon Labs Joins EDGE® Innovation Network

Icon to provide cyber defense intelligence and support for United States military, homeland security and first responders

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Icon Labs (www.iconlabs.com), a leading provider of embedded networking and security technology, today announced that it has joined the EDGE® Innovation Network.

The EDGE Innovation Network is a collaborative, open-environment enabling industry and academia, with government input, to work together to enhance the delivery cycle of new technologies and innovative capabilities to military personnel, law enforcement and first responders.  The EDGE network creates and maintains this open environment where members and customers can characterize, develop and deliver new and innovative technologies and capabilities to equip a more mobile, better connected and informed end-users.

“Icon Labs has a unique capability to integrate RTOS based endpoints into the enterprise umbrella of protection,” says Alan Grau, CEO of Icon labs. “As military operational assets and critical infrastructure elements are connected to the Internet, they require additional layers of security. Icon Labs is focused on these areas with innovative products that allow our partners to expand the reach of their security solutions. Members of the Edge network can benefit from collaborative development with Icon Labs to meet current and emerging needs for cyber security.”

Embedded devices require security solutions designed specifically for them – simply using a desktop security solution in an embedded device is not an answer. Icon Labs provides a full suite of security products and services for device manufacturers. 

Pete Palmer, director of the EDGE Innovation Network said, “The global network of EDGE Innovation Centers offer an ecosystem for the rapid development of technologies, products and systems that close capability gaps for government end users.”General Dynamics C4 Systems is the lead technology partner of the EDGE Innovation Network.  The EDGE network comprises sixteen EDGE Innovation Centers worldwide and more than 450 members. EDGE members range from small businesses to large corporations, including academia, non-profit and business service organizations.  More information can be found online at www.edge-innovation.com.

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 www.iconlabs.com, send email to info@iconlabs.com, or call 1.888.235.3443 (U.S. and Canada) or 515.226.3443 (International).