Wind River and Motorola Expand Center of Excellence Collaboration to Include Network Security Processors
AUSTIN, Texas and ALAMEDA, Calif., - October 30, 2001 - Wind River Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:WIND) and Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT) today announced the expansion of their Center of Excellence co-development technology initiative for processors that implement the PowerPC architecture. The successful collaboration has been expanded to provide Wind River's leading software support for Motorola's S1 family of network security processors, with the two companies teaming up to deliver the market's first off-the-shelf embedded development solution for hardware-accelerated encryption of network traffic. The optimized hardware-software offering is designed to enable customers to quickly develop secure network applications in markets such as cable and DSL modems, broadband access points in SOHO-gateways and routers, as well as network edge access concentrators.
The fully integrated solution combines Wind River's suite of security software products, including the WindNet™ networking protocols for VxWorks, with Motorola's S1 family of network security processors&151;beginning with the MPC180. This announcement extends a long list of Wind River products supporting Motorola processors that implement the PowerPC instruction set architecture through a Center of Excellence agreement announced earlier this year (see Wind River, Motorola Create Center of Excellence to Deliver Leading Software for Prominent PowerPC Microprocessors, February 12, 2001).
The collaboration between the two companies addresses the growing market demand for network security, which is rapidly becoming a required feature in all classes of data communications equipment. Measured strictly by security processors, the network security market is expected to grow 36% annually through 2005. (DataQuest, Security Processors in 2001).
"This expanded collaboration with Wind River will further enable our customers to design systems that take advantage of Motorola's highly scalable and flexible security technology architecture," said Dr. Larry Walker, vice president and general manager of Motorola's Networking and Computing Systems Group. "Our S1 family of network security processors provides the ideal foundation for secure networking. That foundation can now be extended with Wind River's security software– providing developers a extensive platform for designing their next generation security-enabled networking equipment."
"Demand for new Internet devices is also creating huge demand for increased security. This expanded agreement will offer developers the most comprehensive network security solutions to-date, including support options for our WindNet IPsec customers," said Dave Fraser, group vice president and general manager of Wind River's Networks business unit. "Together Wind River and Motorola can give developers the security they demand along with the benefit of shorter time-to-market, longer time-in-market, and the ability to come away ahead of their competition."
A Complete Solution
Wind River's security software is part of the WindNet family of networking products. It enhances the capabilities of embedded networking applications by providing a standard platform for securing networks with encrypted tunnels between two machines connected over a public network like the Internet. Wind River will support each processor that becomes available starting with the MPC180. The MPC180 Security Processor is the first of Motorola's S1 family of network security processors.
About Wind River
Wind River is a worldwide leader in embedded software. Wind River provides software development tools, real-time operating systems, and advanced connectivity for use in products throughout the Internet, telecommunications and data communications, digital imaging, digital consumer electronics, networking, medical, computer peripherals, automotive, industrial automation and control, and aerospace/defense markets. Wind River is how smart things think™. Founded in 1983, Wind River is headquartered in Alameda, California, with operations worldwide.
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