SEATTLE – February 22, 2012 – IronGate Security Networks™, the industry’s first security as a service provider for the home, today announced that it successfully completed its “proof of concept” test, which is a substantive step in bringing the company vision to market. The proof of concept includes successfully running and testing all IronGate Security Networks’ web management, premise-based security appliance, and in the cloud services in an actual home environment.
“Today marks a major milestone for IronGate Security Networks,” said Ron Brahy, Director, Web Systems at the company. “It is one thing to have a vision of bringing business-class security into a home environment so that all devices are protected, as well as giving parents complete control over how their kids use the Internet and access social media. But, to make that vision a reality is a big deal.”
IronGate Security Networks’ solution – iHomeDefender™ – is comprised of multiple components. First, there is the actual on-premise device, which is a multifunction, user-based firewall, complete with gateway antivirus, intrusion prevention to stop hackers, and web security features to stop a myriad of web threats, such as malware, spyware, keyloggers, etc., from getting into the home network.
In addition to the security features, the iHomeDefender appliance also incorporates parental controls and web content filtering capabilities so that parents can easily set limits for where their kids go online and for how long. With wired and wireless connectivity, iHomeDefender protects and controls all web-enabled devices within the home: PCs, laptops, tablets, smartphones, gaming consoles, wireless printers, etc.
Second, there are the company’s back-end systems to ensure remote management of the iHomeDefender security appliances is properly maintained. This ensure that the iHomeDefender security appliances receive firmware updates, take configuration changes, get web content filtering updates and related virus updates every six hours.
Third, there are the automated reporting features. This gives parents a weekly email that shows where their kids are going, where they tried to go and were blocked, etc., as well as threats stopped. Because iHomeDefender is user-based, it generates reports based on individual family members, independent of what device(s) are used. This way, parents have actionable information that they can use to ensure safer web practices for their household.
For more information about IronGate Security Networks or its iHomeDefender solution, please go to: www.IronGateSecurity.net.
About IronGate Security Networks, Inc.IronGate Security Networks™ provides internet security for consumers who want business-class protection against hackers, identity thieves, and other sources of malware, spyware, viruses for all the devices in their home network, as well as in-depth parental controls for how their kids access the web, use social media, online games, chat and more, via the company’s iHomeDefender™ managed security solution. IronGate Security Networks and iHomeDefender are trademarks of IronGate Security Networks, Inc. All other marks are property of their respective owners.