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Rockwell Collins Designs SecureOne™ Cross Domain Technologies Running on Wind River's VxWorks MILS Platform


  • Rockwell Collins is using Wind River's VxWorks MILS Platform to enable its SecureOne™ Processor and SecureOne™ Guard, components of a family of high assurance technologies for military tactical systems.
  • VxWorks MILS Platform is designed for software development of multi-level secure (MLS) systems and cross domain solution devices by providing high security, high robustness, and high performance.
  • VxWorks MILS Platform allows SecureOne Guard to deliver trusted multi-classification information sharing and enables simultaneous cross domain multilevel security access on a single display, resulting in reduced size, weight and power (SWaP) on the aircraft.

MILCOM, Baltimore, MD — Nov. 7, 2011 — Wind River, a world leader in embedded and mobile software, today announced that Rockwell Collins, a leading global provider of communication and aviation electronics for military and commercial customers, has selected Wind River's VxWorks MILS Platform to enable its SecureOne Processor and SecureOne Guard, two of five cross domain technology building blocks that are part of a family of Rockwell Collins' high assurance technologies for military tactical systems.

VxWorks MILS Platform, part of Wind River's industry-leading VxWorks real-time operating system product portfolio, enables software development of multilevel secure (MLS) systems and cross domain solution products by providing high security, high robustness and high performance on a shared computing platform.

Rockwell Collins selected VxWorks MILS Platform because the MILS architecture allows for the development of high robustness (EAL6+) MLS systems for use in environments requiring security and safety.

With VxWorks MILS Platform as a technology foundation, SecureOne cross domain technologies ensure that aircraft can securely process, communicate, display and store data at different classification levels, without the need to install physically separate equipment to securely protect classified data. This results in the user having access to unclassified and classified data on the same display, which provides enhanced situational awareness and reduced user workload, while reducing size, weight and power (SWaP) on the aircraft.

"Wind River is very proud to be an integral part of Rockwell Collins' innovative SecureOne cross domain technologies," stated Chip Downing, senior director of aerospace and defense at Wind River. "Companies that are responsible for creating powerful aerospace, defense and other infrastructure systems are demanding ever increasing functionality and safe and secure operation, with very high levels of security and safety assurance. VxWorks MILS Platform meets these stringent demands."

Rockwell Collins is demonstrating its SecureOne Guard running on VxWorks MILS Platform at MILCOM 2011 at Wind River’s booth No. 721. More information about VxWorks MILS Platform is available at www.windriver.com/products/platforms/vxworks-mils/. More information about Rockwell Collins SecureOne Guard is available at: www.rockwellcollins.com/sitecore/content/Data/Products/Information_Assurance

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