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April 25, 2014

Icon Labs Products Immune to the Heartbleed SSL Bug

Icon Labs Iconfidant SSL is safe from major vulnerability impacting millions of devices.

WEST DES MOINES, IowaIcon Labs (www.iconlabs.com), a leading provider of embedded networking and security technology, today announced that its Iconfidant SSL product, a leading SSL solution for embedded devices, is not affected by the Heartbleed SSL bug.  Heartbleed is a serious vulnerability in OpenSSL, a popular version of SSL—the technology that security professionals rely on to protect the most critical data exposed on the Internet.  Icon Labs Iconfidant SSL is an SSL solution utilized in embedded devices that power many of the systems we use in our everyday lives.

“Heartbleed is a serious vulnerability in OpenSSL. While this vulnerability exposes millions of devices to serious security concerns, we are happy to report that our Iconfidant SSL solution is not affected by Heartbleed,” said Alan Grau, President of Icon Labs. “Designing security solutions for embedded devices means including multiple layers of protection. The Heartbleed bug highlights the importance of security for all devices connected to the Internet.”

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. 

“The Heartbleed bug points out that undiscovered vulnerabilities can be lurking in places previously assumed to be safe,” commented Steve Hoffenberg, Director of M2M Embedded Software & Tools at VDC Research. “Makers and users of embedded systems are best served by proactively protecting data to the fullest extent possible, and updating the security of those systems throughout their usable lifespans.”

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).