ICONICS Posts Whitepaper and Vulnerability Resolution


Vulnerabilities have been resolved and available for download


Foxborough, MA – April 7, 2011 – ICONICS, Inc. announces that it has resolved a recently discovered security vulnerability.

On March 21, 2011, US-CERT issued a series of alerts regarding possibly vulnerabilities in four companies' SCADA software products, based upon the work of an independent researcher. One alert, ICS-Alert-11-080-02, discussed possible vulnerabilities in ICONICS' GENESIS32™ and GENESIS64™ products.

ICONICS takes such issues very seriously. Within hours of becoming aware of the alert, ICONICS immediately assigned an engineering team to validate—and then to quickly resolve—those vulnerabilities. ICONICS has worked closely with US-CERT in addressing the issue and validating the remedy.

ICONICS is pleased to announce that this issue is resolved, and a software update is available on its website. Software updates can be downloaded from www.iconics.com/certs.

“Quality and security are always our highest priorities. ICONICS immediately focused its resources to achieve a quick solution,” said Gary Kohrt, ICONICS Vice President of Marketing and Product Marketing. “We have had no reports of any ICONICS customers being affected by this issue. In general, our customers follow best practices, including protecting servers—such as those executing SCADA software—behind their corporate firewalls, so there is minimal risk of exploitation.”

For details on the issue, and recommended actions and security practices, please refer to our whitepaper entitled ICONICS Security Vulnerability, which is available at www.iconics.com/certs.

Download the Word .doc format of the press release HERE.

ICONICS Background Information
ICONICS, Microsoft award winning, Gold Certified Partner of the Year provides solutions to improve productivity, reduce integration time and operating costs and optimize asset utilization with visualization and automation software. Founded in 1986, ICONICS has 250,000 installations in over 60 countries worldwide. ICONICS meets the demanding application challenges of the automotive, building automation, food and beverage, government infrastructure, manufacturing, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, renewable energy, utilities and water/wastewater industries. As a managed Microsoft ISV Partner, ICONICS designs its solutions to leverage Microsoft technologies including multiple Windows platforms (including Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008) Microsoft .NET, Silverlight, SQL and SharePoint Portal Server. ICONICS is the honored recipient of multiple Microsoft awards and achievements.

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