Zilog teams up with Icon Labs to embed firewall in 8bit micro

Zilog teams up with Icon Labs to embed firewall in 8bit micro

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Zilog, a wholly-owned subsidiary of IXYS, worked with Icon Labs to develop ZGATE, an embedded firewall that uses Icon’s ) Floodgate Packet Filter to provide a critical layer of security for networked devices.
“Zilog and Icon Labs have been working closely together on this innovative MCU based solution to keep in step with the world’s need for stronger security solutions across many embedded applications,” said Steve Darrough, Zilog’s VP of Marketing. “ZGATE is the first and only embedded hardware communication solution that can protect connected devices from the growing number of Internet-based threats.”
ZGATE provides Zilog’s 50MHz eZ80Acclaim products, already aimed at low cost wired and wireless applications needing Internet connectivity, with a security layer adding significantly deeper protection against cyber threats and attacks.
“Icon Lab’s Floodgate provides protection from Internet-based threats by controlling what packets the embedded device is allowed to process,” said Alan Grau, President of Icon Labs. “Encryption and authentication may protect a device from a hacker trying to access the device, but Floodgate prevents the hacker from even connecting. Floodgate’s filtering engine can block denial of service attacks, packet floods, port scans, or other Internet-based threats.”

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