LynuxWorks secure software kernel is part of major software demonstration

SAN JOSE, Calif., 22 Jan. 2007. LynuxWorks Inc. in San Jose, Calif., will demonstrate its LynxSecure separation kernel running on Intel Virtualization Technology in a simulated aircraft environment as part of a public demonstration next month of an emerging high-assurance and high-robustness security and safety architecture.

SAN JOSE, Calif., 22 Jan. 2007. LynuxWorks Inc. in San Jose, Calif., will demonstrate its LynxSecure separation kernel running on Intel Virtualization Technology in a simulated aircraft environment as part of a public demonstration next month of an emerging high-assurance and high-robustness security and safety architecture.

LynuxWorks will participate in a demonstration of the Multiple Independent Levels of Security (MILS) architecture, which enables these multi-levels of security domains to coexist on one computer.

MILS is sponsored by The Open Group in San Francisco. The demonstration will be at the Open Group's Enterprise Architecture Conference Feb. 1 in San Diego.

MILS is especially of interest to the military and avionics industries and their specific safety-critical software environments because the architecture stresses stringent security and safety concerns, with strict guidelines for data isolation, damage limitation and information flow policies, LynuxWorks officials say.

The LynxSecure demonstration will show two applications running on a Linux guest operating system, one of which provides a secure data link with a simulated airborne vehicle. A second application, running on top of LynxSecure, provides critical sensor information to the vehicle.

The demonstration will show that a failure of the data link channel will not affect the operation of the sensor application, highlighting the ability of the LynxSecure operating system to contain faults.

For more information contact LynuxWorks online at www.lynuxworks.com.

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