PERC Ultra addresses growing market demand for security-oriented multi-partitioning
Mar 31, 2009 - 15:37 PM
“Partitioned secure systems using the MILS (multiple independent levels of security) architectures are a growing requirement for global military communication systems,” said Gary Cato, Director of Marketing at Aonix. “Integrating support for our PERC Ultra virtual machine into an industry-leading MILS environment will enable Aonix to deliver the industry’s most rigorous Java solution for MLS systems.”
PERC Ultra running atop VxWorks MILS has been requested by a joint customer in the Aerospace & Defense segment for use in an internal R&D project. The platform will prove viability of the separation kernel when used with a Java application using the MILS-based virtual machine technology. Additionally, Data Distribution Services (DDS) provided by Real-Time Innovations (RTI) will be used as a middleware layer in the same platform.
“MILS plays an important role in our strategic direction,” notes Rob Hoffman, vice president and general manager, Aerospace and Defense Industry, Wind River. “Proliferation of the Internet and threat of virtual attacks, both commercial and military, have escalated the urgency for usable, cost-effective secure computing. These systems tend to be complex and long lived making products like PERC Ultra critical to the success of our joint customers. This integration will enable our customers to rapidly develop and deploy their secure applications.”
The port of PERC Ultra to VxWorks MILS complements Aonix’s participation in the TECOM project, a European Community initiative to address trusted computing. The TECOM project is an Information Software Technology Project, which is co-financed by the European Commission under EU Framework Programme 7. The consortium of the TECOM project consists of 11 European partners from industry and academia including AMTEC, Aonix, Eads Defense & Security, Infineon, Mixed Mode, Sirrix, SYSGO, Technikon, Trango, Trusted Logic and the University of Dresden. This consortium will develop trusted computing solutions for embedded platforms.
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