November 18, 2008 14:50 ET

INTEGRITY Global Security Announces the First Operating System Certified to "EAL6+ High Robustness"

INTEGRITY Operating System Is Now Available Commercially: the Holy Grail of Certification for Operating Systems That Protect High Value Resources Against Sophisticated Attackers

SANTA BARBARA, CA and WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - November 18, 2008) - INTEGRITY Global Security, a wholly owned subsidiary of Green Hills Software Inc. and the leading expert in providing the certified High Robustness IT security solutions for government and commercial enterprises, today announced that the INTEGRITY®-178B operating system has been certified by the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP), a U.S. government initiative operated by the National Security Agency (NSA), to Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) 6+, High Robustness.

"This certification is the first time NIAP has certified that an operating system is capable of defeating intentional, hostile attacks -- the types of threats we now face from sophisticated criminals, corporate espionage spies, international terrorists, and foreign defense and intelligence agencies," said David Chandler, CEO of INTEGRITY Global Security. "Corporations and government entities either have a false sense of security or know that their computers and networks can be compromised. Most see no escape from the fail-first, patch-later status quo. Some even take the drastic measure of unplugging their computers from the Internet. Now, information security officers will be relieved to know that military grade security is, for the first time, available to the enterprise."

The first and only operating system certified to EAL6+ High Robustness in accordance with the international Common Criteria security standard:

INTEGRITY was designed from the ground up to achieve the highest level of security -- EAL7. NIAP awarded the certification after years of rigorous evaluation, including verification of formal methods that mathematically prove security, and penetration testing by the experts at the NSA who had complete access to the operating system source code.

The Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) reflects the degree of confidence in the level of security claimed. EAL6+ High Robustness corresponds to "security services and mechanisms that provide the most stringent protection and rigorous security countermeasures." Only an EAL6+ High Robustness operating system is certified to protect classified information and other high value resources from attack by hostile and well-funded attackers.

In contrast, the vast majority of IT products and operating systems available today are only certified to EAL4+. This level of security is appropriate for "inadvertent and casual attempts to breach the system security."

To learn more about how INTEGRITY Global Security can make technology safe for your organization please call 888.882.0019 or visit

About INTEGRITY Global Security, LLC

INTEGRITY Global Security is the leading expert in providing the highest-certified level of IT security solutions for government, military and commercial enterprises. The foundation of INTEGRITY Global Security is INTEGRITY, the first and only operating system technology to be evaluated by the NSA and certified by NIAP to EAL6+ High Robustness for the protection of classified and high value information against well funded sophisticated attackers. INTEGRITY Global Security is headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA, with European headquarters in the United Kingdom. Visit INTEGRITY Global Security at

About Green Hills Software

Founded in 1982, Green Hills Software, Inc. is the technology leader in device software optimization (DSO) and real-time operating systems (RTOS) for 32- and 64-bit embedded systems. Our royalty-free INTEGRITY® and velOSity™ real-time operating systems, µ-velOSity™ microkernel, IPv6-ready networking stacks, GateD® Layer 2 switching and Layer 3 routing, compilers, MULTI® and AdaMULTI™ integrated development environments, DoubleCheck™ integrated static analyzer and TimeMachine™ tool suite offer a complete development solution that addresses both deeply embedded and high-reliability applications. Green Hills Software is headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA, with European headquarters in the United Kingdom. Visit Green Hills Software at

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Contact Information

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    Voce Communications for INTEGRITY Global Security
    (408) 738-7840