ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., 18 Oct. 2005. Objective Interface Systems Inc. is announcing PCSexpress secure communications middleware that is integral to MILS (Multiple Independent Levels of Security), a foundational software architecture created to meet security threats to mission-critical systems.
PCSexpress enables engineers to design secure distributed systems for embedded systems, enterprise servers, workstations and global networks. Object Interface introduced the product at the Military Communications Conference in Atlantic City, N.J.
PCSexpress is to protect against attacks on networked services, including viruses and worms. PCSexpress was designed for certification at Evaluation Assurance Level 7 Augmented of the Common Criteria, the highest level of certification for security software.
In addition, PCSexpress meets the DO-178B level A certification, the highest level of flight safety-critical certification, and DCID 6/3 PL5 certification, the highest level of certification for sharing national security information.
"MILS is an enabling architecture for highly secure systems," explains Joe Jarzombek, director for software assurance in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's National Cyber Security Division. "MILS software enforces the separation of information with a trusted foundation sufficient to protect critically important data under the most severe threat.
"For safety, it permits the separation of applications by level of criticality" Jarzombek continues. "What's notable is that both corporate and government interests could accomplish this with commercially available software that would be certified to some of the highest levels of security, while affordably promoting portability across new and legacy systems."
MILS has been developed through a consortium of government and commercial organizations that include Objective Interface Systems, the National Security Agency (NSA), the United States Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Rockwell Collins, University of Idaho, Green Hills Software, LynuxWorks, Wind River, and many others. For more information on MILS visit www.ois.com/mils.