HERNDON, Va., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The security protecting Lockheed Martin's (NYSE: LMT) IronClad™ USB drives just got even stronger, thanks to the enhancement of a sophisticated "whitelisting" application from technology firm CoreTrace®. The application protects not only the files and data on each IronClad "PC on a Stick™," it also keeps government and corporate networks protected from a large array of security threats.
The whitelisting application, dubbed "BOUNCER," blocks any and all unwanted programs from executing. Users or IT managers create a list of approved, verified programs, and BOUNCER ensures that only those programs are allowed to operate on the drive. That keeps viruses, malware, keyloggers, rootkits and even unauthorized applications from surreptitiously installing themselves on the drive and potentially attacking internal networks.
"Government agencies and corporations using IronClad need to balance security with flexibility," said Rohan Amin, Lockheed Martin's IronClad program manager. "Simply locking down a drive might make it secure, but it won't give users the freedom to be productive at home or on the road. With our whitelisting application, IT managers can give employees the tools they need to get work done without worrying about what might be lurking in the background."
The BOUNCER application is easy for IT administrators and users alike to change and manage. Users can quickly add new applications to the approved list on their own if they need to install new programs, and IT administrators can set policies giving users the right amount of flexibility for their needs. Administration of BOUNCER and other IronClad security features is handled centrally through Lockheed Martin's IronClad enterprise management service.
"Because of IronClad's portability and security benefits, IronClad has been enthusiastically received by leading corporations and government agencies," said Toney Jennings, president and chief executive officer for CoreTrace. "CoreTrace is proud that our dynamic whitelisting capability can provide additional security and control value to IronClad customers."
CoreTrace is the pioneer of client-based application whitelisting. The company's award-winning and patented high-security, easy-change BOUNCER solution is at the forefront of the movement in next-generation endpoint control and security solutions. CoreTrace's customers include organizations in a wide variety of industries, such as energy, oil and gas, financial services, telecommunications, as well as government agencies.
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.
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