MILS RTOS conforms to separation kernel protection profile

MILS RTOS conforms to separation kernel protection profile

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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 conformant to the Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) 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.
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.

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