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 hypervisorâ€“based, SKPP-conformant MILS separation kernelâ€“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. â€“ April 23, 2013 â€“ Wind RiverÂ®, a world leader in embedded and mobile software, has introduced the latest version of Wind River VxWorksÂ® 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 hypervisorâ€“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).
â€œCompanies 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,â€ said Jim Douglas, senior vice president of marketing at Wind River. â€œVxWorks MILS can serve as the foundation for security-critical devices and systems in applications ranging from military and aerospace to industrial, medical, and automotive.â€
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 companyâ€™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 www.windriver.com/news/press/pr.html?ID=11741.
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 www.windriver.com/products/platforms/vxworks-mils/.
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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