HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IronClad Encryption Corporation (the “Company” or “IronClad”) (OTCQB: IRNC) today announced that it is deploying BlackICE within a customer’s comprehensive network security plan. As part of that deployment, IronClad and technology partner Black Pearl Engineering will install their jointly designed BlackICE Barrier as an ultra-secure gateway. BlackICE Barrier is the first product in a family of BlackICE products that prevents hackers from breaching corporate networks and commandeering remote assets. BlackICE Barrier is specifically targeted at enterprises and industrial use cases where data and control systems require the highest level of security. BlackICE Barrier can be placed as the first line of network defense in conjunction with a firewall, and can also be placed deep within a network where critical systems and devices must be protected individually.
“IronClad’s customers demand the highest levels of security, which we provide with BlackICE Barrier,” said J.D. McGraw, President and CEO of IronClad Encryption Corporation. “Today, we can announce that our first customer is in the mission-critical energy sector.”
Chief Information Officers, Chief Information Security Officers and Chief Data Officers in every industry know that hackers are constantly breaching firewalls. Once a hacker gets past a firewall, they are free to navigate the network, penetrate servers, and hijack control systems which can lead to financial and equipment losses, and even loss of life. In fact, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Federal Bureau of Investigation recently issued a joint alert stating that Russian government hackers have targeted critical U.S. infrastructure, including nuclear power plants, since 2016. In addition to using malware and spear phishing tactics, they have gained remote access into energy sector networks. After gaining access, “the Russian government cyber actors conducted network reconnaissance, moved laterally, and collected information pertaining to Industrial Control Systems.”
In both commercial and industrial applications, BlackICE Barrier ensures that organizations can now maintain absolute control of their data, servers, and control systems by leveraging IronClad Encryption’s patented, ultra-secure encryption and authentication technology. Energy, utility, and manufacturing companies will be able to fully secure industrial automation systems and associated end points. This same product can also be used in other markets where the security of information is paramount. For example, financial institutions will now be able to secure their network communications with paired BlackICE Barriers at sensitive locations.
“Any servers, networks and control systems managed remotely should be protected by this device,” said David Smith, Black Pearl’s President and CEO. “It can be placed either behind a firewall or in front of systems and devices within the network infrastructure that require high levels of data and access security.”
BlackICE Barrier’s installation process is seamless, requiring no external software or network modification in order to immediately start securing network servers, appliances, and control systems. As a plug-and-play solution, users simply place BlackICE Barrier where it is needed, connecting the device to the Ethernet network and configuring it. Once in place, BlackICE Barrier cannot be reconfigured remotely by any means - as opposed to gateways, web servers, wireless routers, and firewalls, which all have inherent vulnerabilities.
“BlackICE Barrier can only be configured using a local interface that is encrypted with IronClad’s ultra-secure technology,” said Daniel Lerner, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder of IronClad Encryption Corporation. “There is no option to reconfigure the device using its Ethernet ports or any remote access.”
BlackICE Barrier Availability
BlackICE Barrier is available now from IronClad and Black Pearl Engineering in two rack-mountable packages: DIN rail or network appliance. Contact either company for pricing information and customization options.
About IronClad Encryption Corporation:
IronClad Encryption Corporation is a next-generation cyber defense company that secures digital assets and communications across a wide range of industries and technologies. IronClad Encryption-powered solutions utilize our patented Dynamic Encryption and Perpetual Authentication technologies to make all known key-based encryption technologies virtually impossible to compromise. Dynamic Encryption Technology eliminates vulnerabilities caused by exposure of any single encryption key by continuously changing encryption keys and keeping the keys synchronized in a fault-tolerant manner. Perpetual Authentication Technology uses multiple virtual channels for encryption so that in the event one channel is compromised, the other channels maintain encryption integrity. Together, these technologies not only eliminate the single point of failure problem created by having keys exposed through brute force, side channel, or other types of attack, but do so with very low latency and system performance overhead. Developers, MSPs, MSSPs and IT organizations can now easily and effectively integrate ultra-secure authentication and encryption measures across essentially all mediums. This includes the latest processors and operating systems, legacy hardware and software, within or between networks, and on compartmentalized data or entire databases. At rest or in-motion, IronClad Encryption ensures data remains safe, secure and uncompromised.
Visit IronClad Encryption at www.IronCladencryption.com.
About Black Pearl Engineering:
Black Pearl Engineering Management Inc. is a Texas-based technology and product development company. The Black Pearl Engineering team has decades of experience in both security and encryption technologies, software development, system design, and commercial product development. Black Pearl Engineering is headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas, and offers advanced engineering services and cutting-edge product development to customers in the U.S. and internationally.
Visit Black Pearl Engineering at www.blackpearlengineering.com.
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