NIAP Officially Lists Wind River Multilevel Secure Platform as "In Evaluation" for Common Criteria EAL6+
VxWorks MILS 2.0 Begins Stringent Certification Process
ALAMEDA, CA — April 20, 2009 — Wind River (NASDAQ: WIND) today announced that the VxWorks MILS Platform 2.0 is officially listed as “In Evaluation” by the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) for conformance to the Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) 6+ / NSA High Robustness under the Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme (CCEVS).
Operated by the National Security Agency (NSA), accredited laboratories perform security testing in accordance with the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme, helping to improve the level of trust consumers have in their information systems and networks through security testing, evaluation and validation programs. An EAL6+ / NSA High Robustness-certified operating system could be the base of a multilevel secure system that protects high-value resources and classified information against significant risks. For this evaluation, Wind River has selected CygnaCom Solutions Inc., a Common Criteria Test Lab, to conduct the independent evaluation of the VXWorks MILS Platform 2.0.
Wind River’s VxWorks MILS Platform 2.0 is the latest addition to the industry-leading VxWorks portfolio of products, demonstrating Wind River’s commitment to the safety and security needs of the aerospace and defense industry. VxWorks MILS Platform 2.0 provides customers with a robust operating system foundation and an award-winning development environment to build multilevel secure (MLS) systems. In addition, the platform offers a VxWorks application environment, allowing customers who have used VxWorks in the past to leverage their time-tested in-house experts as well as legacy VxWorks application code within their new multilevel secure system.
“Wind River is committed to delivering software that is designed to comply with the stringent security criteria our customers need,” said Marc Brown, vice president of VxWorks marketing at Wind River. “The NIAP listing enables companies who are building secure military and aerospace systems to engage with Wind River confident that VxWorks MILS Platform 2.0 is undergoing the rigorous evaluation under the CCEVS to Common Criteria EAL6+.”
For more information about Wind River VxWorks MILS Platform 2.0, visit: http://www.windriver.com/products/platforms/vxworks-mils/. More information about the Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme can be found at http://www.niap-ccevs.org/cc-scheme/in_evaluation/.
Lead customers already have access to the product, and general availability of MILS 2.0 is expected in June 2009.
About Wind River
Wind River is the global leader in Device Software Optimization (DSO). Wind River enables companies to develop, run and manage device software faster, better, at lower cost and more reliably. Wind River platforms are pre-integrated, fully standardized, enterprise-wide development solutions. They reduce effort, cost and risk and optimize quality and reliability at all phases of the device software development process, from concept to deployed product.
Founded in 1981, Wind River is headquartered in Alameda, Calif., with operations worldwide. To learn more, visit Wind River at http://www.windriver.com/.
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the future general availability, features and benefits of Wind River’s VxWorks MILS Platform 2.0. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the expectations expressed in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include but are not limited to delays in general product availability or delays or difficulties in completing the evaluation process or in obtaining the contemplated certification. More details about risks that may impact Wind River and its business are included in Wind River's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2008, its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and its other periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements are based on information as of the date of this press release, and Wind River does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise, except as required by law.
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