Redwall Technologies Announces Second Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Award from the U.S. Marine Corps

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The SBIR program is a highly competitive system that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in Federal R&D projects. Redwall has been chosen to continue on in Phase II of the program

Our end-point security solution already allows users to have secure separation of multiple personas on a single device. This new work will enable us to add ‘resilience’ to thwart attempts to disable or deny services on the device.

Redwall Technologies, the leading ISV for multi-modal endpoint device security, announced today that the United States Marine Corps has awarded it a second Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) contract. This 27-month SBIR Phase II contract is valued at $1,498,471 and continues the work of the Data Integrity and Confidentiality SBIR Phase I award. The SBIR program is highly competitive and encourages domestic small businesses to engage in Federal R&D projects that have the potential for commercialization. Redwall has been chosen exclusively by the Marine Corps Data Security and Resilient Operating System Environment award to extend the capability of its innovative data security product, Redwall Mobile®.

"We believe this Phase II award validates the multi-level security benefits of Redwall Mobile, and provides the impetus for incorporating new features to enable smartphones to fight through cyber-attacks," said John Rosenstengel, Redwall president and CEO. "Our end-point security solution already allows users to have secure separation of multiple personas on a single device. This new work will enable us to add ‘resilience’ to thwart attempts to disable or deny services on the device."

"Again and again, other smartphones are shown to be vulnerable to zero-day exploits, sophisticated attacks, and privacy violations. With each vulnerability discovery it remains clear that current status quo methods are not working," said Redwall Chief Technology Officer, Eric Üner. "With Redwall Mobile, we have demonstrated resilience against attacks that crush other hardened and 'secure' mobile devices, and the work for the U.S. Marine Corps will push this state-of-the-art approach even further."

About Redwall Mobile®

Redwall Mobile® features multi-modal personas, each with its own unique apps, data, settings, and encryption keys; a radical and effective departure from container solutions or simple work and home user profiles. The multi-modal feature of Redwall Mobile® delivers a cleaner operating environment because it secures the device at the kernel layer, below the application stack. This security architecture allows Redwall to provide customers with any mode of persona that their security policy requires. Each persona can be built with its own securely isolated apps, data, settings, and authentication requirements that define which processes can access which system features, drivers, files, and networks.

With this unique approach, Redwall Mobile® puts client organizations in a more proactive posture limiting malicious user and virus activity by halting access to sensitive corporate (or personal) data below the application stack. Because Redwall operates below the application layer, it thwarts even highly-sophisticated kernel and driver exploits. Furthermore, Android devices hardened with Redwall are immune to threats like TowelRoot and KingRoot without the need for patches or updates of any kind, and will defend against future zero-day attacks without the need to push an update. No emergency patching is required in this set-and-forget mode of securing access to data and sensitive IP.

Because this technology is firmware-based, it can also be applied to IoT components such as medical instruments, smart appliances, SCADA devices, sensors, and other smart devices.

About Redwall Technologies, LLC

Redwall Technologies was founded in 2013 by a group of defense and intelligence practitioners who had a common desire to secure mobile points of intrusion into government datacenters. Rather than looking at signatures of viruses already in circulation, Redwall founders developed their product on the premise of what would keep us from hacking into a device? Redwall founders took to the offensive, searching for a means to prevent their own "white-hat" hacker team from compromising a mobile device. This led to their development team building device-hardening tools for smartphones, tablets, and other connected devices such as those in SCADA, CANBus, and similar networks.

Redwall's unique, patented technology is typically installed at organizations whose users rely heavily on the highest levels of device performance and availability, while ensuring military-grade security. The prototypical Redwall Technology user is a first responder in a disaster zone or member of a military operations team engaging in matters of national security whose field communications require adapting to fast-changing environments and threat landscapes. For more information on Redwall Technologies, please visit http://www.redwall.us

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