Wind River Introduces VxWorks MILS Platform Conformant to Separation Kernel Protection Profile


    • Latest release of Wind River VxWorks MILS Platform ready for use in security-critical systems that may require system-level high assurance evaluation or certification and accreditation.

    • Type 1 hypervisor–based, SKPP-conformant MILS separation kernel–based platform provides high performance, manageability, and scalability.

    • Wind River continues to demonstrate its commitment to delivering trusted systems with built-in security capabilities.

DESIGN WEST, SAN JOSE, Calif. – April 23, 2013 – Wind River®, a world leader in embedded and mobile software, has introduced the latest version of Wind River VxWorks® MILS Platform, a secure separation kernel that is compliant to the Separation Kernel Protection Profile* (SKPP). Part of the Wind River portfolio of trusted systems, the Type 1 hypervisor–based, multiple independent levels of security (MILS) platform is ready for use in security-critical systems that may require system-level high assurance evaluation or certification and accreditation (C&A).

“Companies responsible for creating robust infrastructure systems worldwide are demanding increased functionality and secure operation with high assurance of security from inadvertent or intentional errors or threats,” said Jim Douglas, senior vice president of marketing at Wind River. “VxWorks MILS can serve as the foundation for security-critical devices and systems in applications ranging from military and aerospace to industrial, medical, and automotive.”

VxWorks MILS Platform partitions a single processor among multiple software components, with time and space resource allocation, information flow control, and fault isolation -- all strictly enforced to conform to security policies defined by security architects and system integrators. It can also host a wide range of guest operating systems, and provides high performance, standards-based management, and high scalability for Intel and PowerPC architecture processors. Use of the MILS architecture enables reduction of size, weight, power (SWaP) through hardware consolidation, and streamlines multi-supplier development and deployment with support for DO-297 role-based processes.

For security-critical avionics systems, Wind River plans to enhance VxWorks MILS Platform to be aligned with the Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACEâ„¢) Technical Standard, an open standard published by the FACE Consortium, a managed consortium of The Open Group. VxWorks MILS Platform will also have high assurance security evaluation evidence, based on the Common Criteria, and DO-178C DAL A avionics safety certification evidence available.

Underscoring the company’s commitment to delivering trusted systems with built-in security, Wind River also introduced today Wind River Solution Accelerators for Android Security, which include Security Enhanced (SE) Android, lightweight partitioning, and secure boot. For more information visit

Wind River VxWorks MILS Platform 3.0 is available now. Additionally, a multi-core enabled version of the VxWorks MILS Platform is currently available as an early-access release. For more information on VxWorks MILS Platform 3.0 visit

Wind River will be present at DESIGN West 2013 from April 22 - 25 at booth #926 in the Intelligent Systems Zone.

*U.S. Government Protection Profile for Separation Kernels in Environments Requiring High Robustness, version 1.03.

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Wind River, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC), is a world leader in embedded and mobile software. Wind River has been pioneering computing inside embedded devices since 1981 and its technology is found in more than 1 billion products. Wind River is headquartered in Alameda, Calif., with offices in more than 20 countries. To learn more, visit Wind River at or on Facebook.

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