SAN JOSÉ, Calif., 20 Oct. 2009. LynuxWorks Inc., a provider of embedded software, announced that FFI (the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment) has selected LynxSecure in support of a program in the field of classified information handling and information flow between security domains.
FFI selected LynxSecure for its ability to run Windows as a virtualized guest operating system in a secure partition on an Intel x86-family processor.
According to Anders Eggen, project manager, FFI, "For some military scenarios, high-assurance systems are required, and products conforming to the MILS architecture are promising platforms on which to implement critical security functions. FFI will use LynxSecure to explore the MILS-based technology and to perform research and prototyping activities to examine its ability to solve some of the security challenges raised in the implementation of a future Network Enabled Capability (NEC)."
According to Hamid Mirab, managing director for LynuxWorks, Europe, "LynuxWorks' LynxSecure offers FFI a compact, efficient separation kernel and embedded hypervisor that allows them to consolidate multiple applications on a single, high-performance multicore Intel processor, taking advantage of LynxSecure's MILS architecture for the highest levels of security."
The LynxSecure separation kernel and embedded hypervisor for high-assurance systems offers the ability to run virtualized guest operating systems simultaneously on the same hardware as para-virtualized and real-time operating systems—with each running in their own secure partition, says a representitive. It supports traditional desktop OSes like virtualized Windows and para-virtualized Linux, with hard real-time OSes like the LynxOS RTOS family.