Saturday, January 2, 2010

SkyRecon Receives FIPS 140-2 Validation for Its Encryption

SkyRecon's Flexible Data Encryption Meets Stringent FIPS 140-2 Standard
SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - 12/30/09) - SkyRecon Systems (, the premier provider of integrated, proactive endpoint protection platforms, today announced it has received FIPS 140-2 validation for its Flexible Data Encryption(TM) module -- a core component of the company's endpoint security suite StormShield.
FIPS 140-2 is a rigorous federal security accreditation jointly defined by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) that establishes the standard used to accredit encryption algorithms and modules intended for use in protecting sensitive information. SkyRecon's Flexible Data Encryption has now met this standard.
Leveraging AES encryption standard, the SkyRecon Flexible Data Encryption module is delivered through a streamlined SDK that provides an extremely lightweight, efficient implementation of on-the-fly file-based encryption, removable device encryption, and pre-boot full-disk encryption services -- all in a single, lightweight endpoint client module.
SkyRecon's Flexible Data Encryption will provide the immediate benefit of quality assurance, security confidence, and data confidentiality to its existing customers under maintenance that receive the v5.5 scheduled for release in the first quarter 2010.
More information on Flexible Data Encryption can be found at
To receive its validation, the SkyRecon Flexible Data Encryption had to pass a rigorous schedule of encryption testing and work in cooperation with independent testing facility ICSA Labs, a division of Verizon Business that offers vendor-neutral testing, validation, and certification of security products. Information about ICSA Labs can be found at
Verification of the validation can be found at
About SkyRecon Systems Inc.
Founded in 2003, SkyRecon Systems is a visionary global provider of endpoint protection platforms. With its award-winning and analyst-recognized endpoint security solutions, organizations are able to ensure protection and enforce policy for endpoint systems, applications, data and users upon which their business relies. The company is a contributing member of the SecureIT Alliance, has received the prestigious Red Herring 100 Award, and has been named "Entrepreneurial Security Company of the Year" by Frost & Sullivan.
SkyRecon, the SkyRecon logo, and StormShield are registered trademarks of SkyRecon Systems Inc. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners.
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UltraCell Awarded $1 Million From the Ohio Third Frontier Fuel Cell Program

Award Supports Fuel Cell Industry Leadership; Company to Further Expand U.S. Manufacturing, Add Jobs
LIVERMORE, CA--(Marketwire - 12/30/09) - UltraCell Corporation, a leading producer of portable fuel cells, has been awarded $1 million from the state of Ohio through the Ohio Third Frontier Fuel Cell Program. Announced by state officials earlier this month, UltraCell will use the funds to help move more of its UltraCell XX55(TM) manufacturing operations to the Dayton region.
The Ohio Third Frontier Fuel Cell Program accelerates the development and growth of the fuel cell industry in Ohio by direct financial support to organizations seeking to investigate near-term specific commercial objectives or adapt or modify existing components that can reduce the cost of fuel cell systems or address technical and commercialization barriers.
"Innovative companies like UltraCell are working hard to ensure alternative energy sources become a reality not just for the markets they serve, but for local communities like Dayton that benefit from their advancement and the businesses they build," said Mike McKay, Manager of the Technology Business Assistance Office in the Ohio Department of Development's Technology and Innovation Division.
"We're pleased to have the continued support of the Ohio Third Frontier Fuel Cell Program," said UltraCell CEO Keith Scott. "We remain steadfast in our commitment to the state of Ohio and our Dayton operations and grateful for the state's financial award which further underscores their trust in our products and growth strategy."
Also earlier this month, UltraCell announced that it had secured $3 million in federal stimulus funds from the U.S. Department of the Air Force as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The funds will be applied towards the "50W Soldier Portable Fuel Cell System" program, created to support the design and development of reliable, efficient portable fuel cells for dismounted warfighters deployed in Afghanistan and other arenas across the globe. Under the program, UltraCell will build 65 fuel cell systems based on its XX55 Reformed Methanol Fuel Cell (RMFC).
About UltraCell
UltraCell is a leading producer of fuel cell systems for mobile devices. With an exclusive license with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories for micro fuel cell technology, the company has developed new technologies and intellectual property in the field of methanol-based fuel cells. Its patented, award-winning portable fuel cell, the XX25(TM), achieved Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 7 status, a significant U.S. Army milestone and certification for military use and commercial production. For more information about UltraCell, please visit

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