Lockheed Martin’s Ironclad™ Wins Techamerica Foundation Award For Cyber Security Innovation
WASHINGTON, D.C., 06/28/2010 -- TechAmerica Foundation has named Lockheed Martin's [NYSE: LMT] IronClad™ the most innovative cyber security technology of the year. TechAmerica Foundation bestowed the 2010 "Terman Award" in the category of Cyber Security and Authentication to IronClad, a new technology that shrinks a laptop's hard drive – including the entire operating system, software applications, and files – onto a secure USB flash drive.
"We're honored that TechAmerica Foundation has selected IronClad for this prestigious award," said Mike Thomas, President of Lockheed Martin Information Systems and Global Solutions-Security, who accepted the award on behalf of the company. "With IronClad, employees, troops and on-the-go workers can fit their entire desktop in their pocket – and do it securely. That opens up new doors for secure and productive teleworking at home or on the road, and helps organizations put together smarter plans for disaster recovery and continuity of operations."
The TechAmerica Foundation Terman Awards are the only "Best Of" awards that recognize all technology products and services across the technology industry. Nominations were vetted by industry experts and technology companies, and the awards were presented at the eighth annual Technology and Government Dinner in Washington, D.C. The awards were named after Frederick Terman, who is widely credited as being the father of Silicon Valley.
"We had hundreds of nominations for these prestigious awards, and we congratulate Lockheed Martin for their winning achievement," said Phil Bond, chairman, TechAmerica Foundation. "TechAmerica Foundation is excited to highlight IronClad, as it continues to influence technology development throughout the rest of the world."
IronClad is a highly secure "PC on a stick." Users on-the-go can plug the flash drive into just about any computer or laptop in the world, and have instant, secure access to their own personal desktop and files. IronClad offers a sophisticated, multi-layered cyber defense incorporating state-of-the-art tools, including:
- 256-bit hardware encryption and a tamper-proof design;
- "Whitelisting," a feature that keeps unauthorized programs, malware and rootkits from installing themselves on the drive;
- Application wrapping, a feature that quarantines and isolates any viruses that are inadvertently introduced through infected e-mails or files.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 136,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation reported 2009 sales of $45.2 billion.