SOURCE: LynuxWorks

November 18, 2008 08:01 ET

LynuxWorks and Arxan Defense Systems Partner to Provide Advanced Anti-Tampering Software Solutions to Embedded Developers

Arxan to Provide Application Hardening Technology and Services to LynuxWorks' Customers

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - November 18, 2008) - MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS CONFERENCE -- LynuxWorks™, Inc. (booth 1603), a world leader in the embedded software market, and Arxan Defense Systems Inc., a leading anti-tamper software provider, today announced a partnership that will provide system integrators with leading edge anti-tampering solutions for their specific program's security and anti-tamper requirements. Built to work on LynuxWorks' LynxOS® real-time operating system (RTOS), Arxan's EnforcIT® platform enables application hardening solutions, allowing developers to protect code against tampering, reverse engineering and other attacks.

LynuxWorks provides safety critical and secure operating systems to the aerospace and defense community. "A number of our customers today are using LynuxWorks' operating systems with Arxan's technology," said Gurjot Singh, CEO, LynuxWorks. "Today's announced partnership formalizes the availability of Arxan technology across our entire RTOS product line. The addition of Arxan's best-of-breed application hardening solutions makes our secure software products more comprehensive and attractive to developers who are required to deliver secure and tamper-resistant code per Critical Program Information (CPI) anti-tamper mandates."

Arxan's advanced anti-tamper platform comprises the EnforcIT family of products and professional services. The EnforcIT family, which includes software and hardware protection products, provides a complete end-to-end anti-tamper solution based on Arxan's patented Guard technology. Arxan supports a variety of software configurations, including desktop and embedded software written in ADA, native C/C++ and managed (.NET) C/C++/C# languages.

"Protecting our nation's most vital software and hardware assets from tampering and code lifting is an essential step towards preserving national security and intellectual property," said Rich Earley, vice chairman and CEO of Arxan Defense Systems. "Arxan is pleased to empower developers with strong fortification capabilities for LynuxWorks' real-time operating systems and provide them with a complete anti-tamper solution."

About LynuxWorks

LynuxWorks, a world leader in the embedded software market, is committed to providing open and reliable real-time operating systems (RTOS) and software tools to embedded developers. The company's LynxOS family of operating systems offers open standards with the highest level of safety and security features, enabling many mission-critical systems in defense, avionics and other industries. Additionally, LynuxWorks' BlueCat Linux provides the features and support of embedded Linux for companies wanting to use open source technology for their embedded applications. The Eclipse-based Luminosity IDE gives a powerful and consistent development system across all LynuxWorks operating systems. Since it was established in 1988, LynuxWorks has created technology that has been successfully deployed in thousands of designs and millions of products made by leading communications, avionics, aerospace/defense, and consumer electronics companies. LynuxWorks' headquarters are located in San Jose, Calif. For more information, visit

LynuxWorks is a trademark and LynxOS is registered trademark of LynuxWorks, Inc. Other brand or product names are registered trademarks or trademarks of the respective holders. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds

About Arxan Defense Systems

Arxan Defense Systems Inc., a subsidiary of Arxan Technologies, delivers best-of-breed anti-tamper solutions to protect critical program information in military technology. As a systems integrator, Arxan Defense Systems provides full-service support across the entire anti-tamper lifecycle, empowering clients to implement advanced anti-tamper solutions through a combination of people, product and processes. Arxan Defense Systems' EnforcIT platform provides advanced anti-tamper protection that dynamically prevents, detects and reacts against sophisticated attacks. Founded in 2001, Arxan Defense Systems supports a full range of anti-tamper and robustness needs, from commercial anti-piracy to military grade assurance. Arxan Defense Systems has offices in Indiana, Maryland, California, Alabama, Connecticut, Illinois, and New York. For more information please visit

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