27 Aug, 2019

[News] I-ON Communications signs a reseller agreement with BlackRidge Technology

I-ON Communications Co., Ltd. ("I-ON Communications" or the "Company"),, a wholly-owned subsidiary of I-ON Digital Corp. (OTCQB: IONI) ("I-ON Digital"), a Seoul, South Korea based global enterprise software company focused on delivering leading digital experience, CMS, unstructured data management and digital marketing solutions and services to mid and large private and public sector enterprises, is pleased to announce that it has signed a reseller agreement with US based BlackRidge Technology International Inc. (“BlackRidge”), a leading provider of next-generation cyber defense solutions, through which I-ON Communications delivers BlackRidge’s portfolio of high-quality cyber security solutions, including their recent TAC Identity Device, through I-ON’s efficient energy management network. The Company intends to implement BlackRidge solutions in electricity markets through energy related projects in Korea, Malaysia, Thailand and the UK.

Earlier this year, the two parties signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for cooperation and exchange of expertise with regard to utility market, specifically Virtual Power Plant (VPP). Through this MoU, BlackRidge expertise will be used to help increase protection of critical assets, improve network visibility and micro-segmentation for the VPP.

“Our partnership with I-ON is a significant milestone for BlackRidge’s international expansion and in particular enhancing security in the industrial IoT market segment,” said Bill Joll, head of worldwide sales at BlackRidge Technology.

“I am positive that this mutually beneficial agreement will not only strengthen I-ON’s energy data management technologies but also the security of our solutions provided in foreign markets. This will open the door for future energy related projects and help I-ON expand its energy brand to even more countries. We also consider this to be a big step toward our partner’s expansion to the Korean market” said James Oh, chairman and CEO of I-ON Communications.

“We are running diverse energy projects at home and abroad and our partnership with Blackridge will without a doubt bring meaningful improvements to our cybersecurity,'' said Tony Lee, Head of Energy Business Team, “Their skills in the IoT are impeccable and we are looking forward to broadening our collaboration in the future.”