LynuxWorks Showcases LynxSecure Separation Kernel at Embedded Systems Show

9/15/2005 - LynuxWorksTM Inc. will conduct a technology demonstration of its LynxSecure® Separation Kernel. Designed to meet the needs for the highest level of embedded software security, LynxSecure uses the space and time partitioning features of LynxOS®-178 safety-critical real-time operating system (RTOS) to provide the foundation for building highly secure systems utilizing the MILS (Multiple Independent Levels of Security) architecture. LynxSecure is designed for certification to Common Criteria EAL-7 (Evaluated Assurance Level 7) as well as DO-178B Level A.

LynuxWorks will demonstrate LynxSecure, LynxOS-178, LynxOS v4.0, BlueCat v5.1 and its complete family of embedded software security products. LynuxWorks will be the first in industry to introduce LynxSecure® Separation Kernel with BlueCat Linux running in a partition, as a guest operating system, along with a safety-critical demonstration introducing LynuxWorks’ support of Intel the IA-32 architecture for DO-178B applications.

“We are definitely proud to be showcasing our security prowess at ESC Boston,” Dr. Inder Singh, CEO and chairman of LynuxWorks. “From our FCS (Future Combat System) win to shipping our new, breakthrough products like LynxSecure, we really have had an incredible year - and ESC will continue that momentum for us. Customers will continue to look to LynuxWorks as the market leader in embedded software security.”

The LynxSecure separation kernel provides a migration path for current LynuxWorks customers and supports software reuse by enabling BlueCat® LinuxTM and LynxOS-178 to run in user mode within LynxSecure partitions. This makes it very easy to support any existing Linux or POSIX software applications within a highly robust secure system based on LynxSecure.

Many defence systems that handle unclassified and classified information of different levels of classification must support Multi Level Security (MLS) and meet the highest levels of information assurance. The move toward Network Centric Warfare (NCW) and toward interconnection of many defence systems to a Global Information Grid (GIG) will increase the need for Multi Level Security. Similar security requirements are increasingly found in commercial systems such as financial networks and the national infrastructure.

LynxSecure is designed to provide a scalable solution ranging from embedded systems to workstations and servers that can be applied to applications in embedded avionics products, weapons systems, C4ISR data systems as well as critical infrastructure control systems.

About LynuxWorks
LynuxWorks is a world leader in the embedded software market, providing operating systems, software development products and consulting services for the world's most successful communications, aerospace/defence, and consumer products companies. Established in 1988, the company is a technology leader in the real-time operating systems (RTOS) industry, and a founding member of the Embedded Linux Consortium (ELC). LynuxWorks' headquarters are located in San José, California.

LynuxWorks is a trademark and LynxOS is a registered trademark of LynuxWorks, Inc. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

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