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Fend Releases Firmware Version 4.1.0
The newest version of firmware is available for optional download for current owners of 5- and 15-Series data diodes.  This version includes native support for SFTP, implicit FTPS, FTP to URL endpoints, and TLS for TCP.


Fend and Loop1 Unveil New Cybersecurity Solution Offering for Department of Defense and US Government Agencies

Fend and Loop1 launch an internal network security monitoring (INSM) solution for air gapped networks with the power of SolarWinds SEM.  Read the press release here. 


Fend Partners with Carahsoft

Fend welcomes Carahsoft, the trusted government IT solutions provider, as a strategic resale partner. Read the press release here.



Fend Partners with Claroty

Fend welcomes Claroty, who offers XIoT asset management, as a strategic technology partner.


Fend wins SBIR award from Department of Energy

Fend awarded an SBIR Phase I by the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science to adapt diode hardware for hydro and dam applications. Fend will develop solutions to physically secure remote hydro and dam assets while extracting data over cellular and satellite networks. 


Fend Awarded Diode-on-a-Chip Patent 

Fend awarded patent for "data diode on a chip" to secure autonomous vehicles and IoT devices from cyberattack. Read the press release here.


Fend Presents at NITSL 

Fend's CEO presented at the 49th Annual Nuclear Information Technology Leadership Conference on the topic of "small form factor data diodes" alongside speakers from Constellation and Luminant. Learn more at



Fend Featured by NRECA
The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association featured Fend's data diodes in RE Magazine as a key cybersecurity technology for defending the grid against cyberattack. 



SAME Honors Fend Team
The Society of American Military Engineers DC Post presented an award to Fend CEO, Colin Dunn, for "Outstanding Contributions to Technology Profession, Cybersecurity" at its 27th Annual Awards ceremony in Washington, DC.


Fend Partners with Enero Solutions

Enero Solutions and Fend Incorporated have partnered to bring enhanced network segmentation to advanced manufacturers across North America.


DOE Recognizes Fend's Success Story
The US Department recognized Fend's commercial success following its Small Business Innovation Research award in 2018.  Read more at


Fend Launches New Line of 15-Series Data Diodes
Fend announces new 15-Series data diodes, including the XE15, SE15, and CE15


Fend wins SBIR award from U.S. Air Force

Fend awarded an SBIR Phase I by the U.S. Air Force to explore diode applications for the protection of Air Force assets.


Fend raises VC funding

Fend raises VC funding from Lavrock Ventures, Gula Tech Adventures, and the Virginia Innovation Partnership Corporation to accelerate growth.


Fend Partners with 1898 & Co.

Fend teams with 1898 & Co., part of Burns & Mcdonnell, to bring physical cybersecurity to critical infrastructure customers:



Fend Launches New Line of 5-Series Data Diodes
Fend announces new 5-Series data diodes:


Fend Partners with Arrow Electronics

Fend and Arrow Electronics partner to help U․S․ Government agencies pre-empt cyberattacks with next-generation diode technology:



Fend Receives First European Patents

Fend adds to its portfolio of patents with its first awarded in the EU. 


Fend Receives ESTCP Project of the Year Award

Fend's project "Low-cost, Plug-and-Play Data Diodes for Protection and Monitoring of DoD Facility Equipment" wins the ESTCP Project of the Year award for the "Installation Energy and Water" category. The SERDP and ESTCP Project of the Year awards honor significant research and demonstration achievements in addressing the Department of Defense’s environmental and installation energy challenges.


Fend Products Available on Nasa SEWP V Contact Vehicle

Fend Incorporated and Federal Resources Corporation (FRC) announced a partnership allowing Fend’s one-way communication diodes to be made available on the NASA SEWP V contract for government customers via FRC.


Fend Receives Patent for New Diode Design

Fend adds to its portfolio of patents with additional patents for new diode designs. 



Fend Launches Industry First Cellular Diode

Fend releases new data diode product with onboard cellular connectivity for AT&T and Verizon networks.


Fend Selected for Commonwealth Commercialization Fund (CCF) Award

Fend selected as an awardee under the inaugural "Advance Research Commercialization in Key Technology Sectors" funding round for the Commonwealth Commercialization Fund (CCF) which was developed through the Virginia Innovation Partnership Authority (VIPA)


Fend Receives First Canadian Patent

Fend adds to its portfolio of patents with its first awarded by Canada. 


Fend Represented at the 2020 AEE World Energy Conference and Expo

Fend CEO Colin Dunn spoke about industrial cybersecurity and novel uses of data diode technology at the 2020 AEE Conference.


DOE Contract Win

Team led by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) including Fend Earns $6 Million DOE Grant to Boost Electric Co-op Cybersecurity Readiness



Fend to Secure Automotive Telemetry Monitoring

Fend and George Mason University submitted a winning proposal to extract data from vehicles and process the data in the cloud


Fend wins Green Electronics Council Award
The Green Electronics Council awarded Fend with the 2019 Catalyst award for Disruptive Innovation. Read more here.

Defense TechConnect Recognizes Fend
TechConnect recognized Fend's technology with the 2019 Defense Innovation Award. More about the program here.

Fend wins Department of Energy SBIR Phase II Award
Fend received a $1.05 million follow-on to its Phase I project which demonstrated the ability to protect solar energy equipment from cyberattack. Read the press release.


Fend opens new location in Arlington, Virginia
The team expended into a larger location to accommodate growth. The new office is at 4600 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203.


Fend wins $1.6 million Department of Defense Contract

Fend will install its data diode hardware at Army Corps of Engineer facilities for performance evaluation under the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP). Read the article here.

Fend joins MindShare Network
Fend's was invited to be part of this network of DC-area high-tech leaders. Read the press release.


Fend profiled by ARLnow
The ARLnow team provides a nice writeup in their Startup Monday feature. Read the article here.

Fend wins SBIR award from Department of Energy
Fend received significant market validation by a $150,000 award from the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Solar to adapt our hardware for utility scale solar arrays.  As the fastest growing component in the energy sector, solar energy is as susceptible to rogue nation hacking as our conventional power plant grids. Fend will develop a solution that assures our solar infrastructure is immune from outside breach attempts to take down this essential energy infrastructure of these connected systems. 


Fend joins Smart City Works business actuator  
Smart City Works ( notes their mission as “to build and launch next generation IOT infrastructure start-ups.” Having established their credibility via two cohorts of emerging companies (in Spring 2017 and Fall 2017), Fend recognized that such an incubator would be of direct value to bring structure to the creation of Founder, Colin Dunn.  Mr. Dunn was accepted to be part of SCW’s Spring 2018 cohort on April 4, 2018. The rigorous 12 week process SCW employs to advance the member cohort companies has been invaluable to Fend’s current state of readiness. SCW selects five to six innovative companies twice a year to receive a heavy regimen of mentorship, market development advice, and access to funding resources.  
SCW affords Fend access to a world class ecosystem of over three dozen leading universities, non-profits, professional services companies, public sector partners, and a wide network of industry experts.  The cumulative benefit to guide and coach us through the innovation-commercialization process and position our technology to compete and grow in the marketplace has been and will be invaluable.

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