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Marble Cloud, formerly IronKey, Launches New Cloud Security Service for Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows Platforms

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SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 15, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Marble Cloud, formerly IronKey, is introducing Marble Access, a cloud access management solution comprised of Marble App, Marble Network and Marble Cloud management service. Marble Access is now available on iPhones, iPads, Macs, laptops, PCs, Android smartphones and tablets, and any other Windows, Linux or iOS endpoints.

Unlike antivirus, firewall and other signature-based solutions that remain vulnerable to zero-day attacks, Marble Access provides an end-to-end hardened environment that is invulnerable to Trojans, man-in-the-middle, man-in-the-browser, malevolent Wi-Fi networks, DNS poisoning and other state-of-the-threat attacks.

Marble Access is a secure multi-layer environment for accessing the cloud on any employee-owned computer that enables companies to reduce IT costs, risk and complexity by securely using BYOD and cloud services in an extended enterprise IT infrastructure. Any user - contractor, remote worker, customer, or supply chain partner - can securely access enterprise provisioned public and private clouds, from anywhere, on any of their own devices.

The Marble Access solution is comprised of these elements:

--- Marble App. Employees and consultants can easily download and install the Marble App from anywhere in the world. This app is self-configuring, based on policies defined by enterprise on the Marble Cloud management service. The Marble App is hardened and isolated from malware and keystroke loggers, making it the safest way to access cloud services from any device.

--- Marble Network VPN service. End users can access the Marble Network, an on-the-go VPN service that encrypts all cloud access on any Wi-Fi hotspot in the world. Secure DNS with real-time blacklists prevents users from visiting phishing, malware distribution and other fraudulent websites.

--- Marble Cloud management service. IT Administrators simply define policies across PC and mobile device platforms for cloud access control, endpoint security, VPN configuration, cloud access whitelists, malware scanning and jailbreak detection on the cloud service. A risk dashboard gives full visibility and control to the IT Admin including employee and consultant use of the system.

Marble Access provides enterprises, banks and government organizations with a complete end-to-end cloud access management solution that is fully isolated from and invulnerable to any endpoint or network threats such as zero-day attacks from Trojans, keyloggers, man-in-the-middle, man-in-the-browser, malevolent Wi-Fi networks and DNS poisoning. Other key benefits include:

--- Enables bring your own device (BYOD) and secure use of unmanaged employee devices

--- Protects users even from malware on their own device

--- Prevents data loss to capitalize on cloud computing

--- Eliminates endpoint hardware and management costs

Long term partner RynohLive operates a patented financial management and fraud prevention system for the real estate settlement industry that ensures the integrity of financial transactions in any business setting. The company relies on Marble's end-to-end security to help prevent fraud before it takes place.

"The real estate settlement industry moves more than one trillion dollars per year through escrow, and is under constant threat from fraud and cyber-attack," said Dick Reass, president and founder of RynohLive. "Our commitment is to provide Absolute Escrow Protection to the settlement industry, and we've been offering IronKey to our clients for years as part of that commitment. Now as Marble, the company's move into mobile and cloud access control can keep our clients on the cutting edge of best practices in our industry, which is very exciting for us."

The Marble Access platform also enables IT security teams to:

--- Manage policies in one central location from the Marble Cloud security service

--- Meet compliance and risk management standards, even on employee and consultant-owned devices

--- Support all mobile and desktop devices - Mac, PC, Android and iOS

--- Grant access to internal and external cloud services

--- Prevent risky user behavior inside Marble Apps using integrated whitelisting and blacklisting and other policy controls

--- Significantly lower infrastructure management costs and reduce complexity

More information about Marble Access and the new family of mobile device security apps is available online at www.MobileCloud.com, or by calling (408) 737-4300.

A New Paradigm for Endpoint and Cloud Security

Criminals, hactivists and malevolent nation-states continue to succeed in their attacks on enterprise, banking and government IT infrastructures for only one reason: an outdated over reliance on detect-and-patch countermeasures like antivirus and firewalls that fail to protect endpoints and network connections.

"Internet and cloud security is fundamentally broken, and you don't need to look past the daily headlines about hackers' latest successes to know it," said Dave Jevans, founder and CTO of Marble. Jevans is also the chairman of the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) and a leading voice in FS-ISAC, the FBI sponsored cooperative banking security initiative. "The Marble platform turns the endpoint and cloud security paradigm on its head. The difference between our approach and everyone else boils down to isolation, an integrated, multi-layer approach that has already proven to be more effective at preventing zero-day attacks than detect and patch," argues Jevans.

The confluence of a number of changes in the IT landscape has created the clearly evident problems with Internet, network and cloud security. First, the proliferation of BYOD, smart phones, tablets, and the use of cloud and mobile apps have opened many attack vectors for hackers. Second, endpoint protection relies on signature-based technologies like antivirus, which are only effective after a find, patch and update cycle, leaving a period of vulnerability called zero-day. Third, continued use of passwords for user authentication exacerbate the problem, as these are easily stolen by Trojans and other techniques and used to compromise network access. Finally, the incredible increase in the sophistication of hacker tools like SpyEye and Zeus Trojans and their legions of botnets have made in easy for hackers to mount massive attacks and make every day a zero-day.

Marble Access changes the paradigm of the security industry because it starts with the assumption that an endpoint and a network connection are compromised, and must protect the endpoint user anyway. It works by creating hardened endpoint clients that are isolated from Trojans, keyboard loggers, man-in-the-browser, bad apps and other threats on the endpoint. These secure browser clients are then linked using cryptography and strong authentication through a multi-layer security system that includes a trusted network and a cloud-based managed authentication and risk analytic service. This combination provides a complete end-to-end cloud access management solution that is fully isolated from and invulnerable to any endpoint or network threats.

About Marble

Marble Cloud enables companies to reduce IT costs, risk and complexity by securely using BYOD and cloud services in an extended enterprise IT infrastructure. Any user - contractor, remote worker, customer, or supply chain partner - can securely access enterprise provisioned public and private clouds, from anywhere, on any of their own devices using the Marble App, Marble Network and Marble Cloud management service.

Marble Access, the world's most secure way to surf the web and access private and public cloud services, was developed by the team that created IronKey, the world's most secure storage and Web surfing products. The use of hard-shelled virtualized and cryptographic containers on any client device linked with Marble's multilayer platform that includes a trusted network connection and management system distinguish Marble security from any other solution available today. Unlike antivirus, firewall and other signature-based solutions that remain vulnerable to zero-day attacks, Marble provides an end-to-end hardened platform that is invulnerable to Trojans, man-in-the-middle, man-in-the-browser, malevolent Wi-Fi networks, DNS poisoning and other state-of-the-threat attacks. Marble clients provide a consistent user experience across all available endpoints including Android smart phones and tablets, iPads, iPhones, Macs and Windows or Linux PCs.

Marble helps enterprises, banks and governments save money by allowing employees to use their own devices, while simultaneously reducing the risks of data breaches, online fraud and humiliation at the hands of criminals, hactivists and malevolent nation-states.

www.marblecloud.com

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CONTACT: Deb Montner Montner & Associates 203-226-9290 dmontner@montner.com

Source:Marble Cloud Inc.