SOURCE: LynuxWorks


September 25, 2013 08:53 ET

LynuxWorks Contributes to European MILS Security Research Program

LynxSecure separation kernel chosen to underpin Europe's Distributed MILS project

PARIS, FRANCE--(Marketwired - Sep 25, 2013) - LynuxWorks, Inc, a world leader in the embedded safety and security software market, today announced that it is contributing development resources from LynuxWorks™ SARL, and its key LynxSecure technology to the Distributed MILS for Dependable Information and Communication Infrastructures (D-MILS) project, a European initiative funded by the European Commission that is being managed by The Open Group.

David Lounsbury, chief technical officer, The Open Group, commented, "D-MILS will deliver a major step forward in secure platforms for distributed computing, providing new technologies that substantially reduce the costs for developing and verifying complex systems are fully secure. LynuxWorks has a long history of participating in The Open Group's Forums to drive the evolution of key platform technologies and providing military grade separation kernel architectures to industry. Their participation is vitally important in delivering the new security features required to allow the MILS (Multiple Independent Levels of Security) paradigm to be extended to distributed systems and systems of systems."

The LynxSecure separation kernel and embedded hypervisor has been chosen for the program, and LynuxWorks has committed to undertake further development of this technology to support the distributed needs of D-MILS. LynxSecure delivers military grade protection from a small footprint, offering high performance and flexible virtualization support. In addition to the LynxSecure technology, LynuxWorks' office in Paris, France is extending the technology and contributing to the development of a framework for the construction of complex and assured distributed critical systems.

Lee Cresswell, director for EMEA at LynuxWorks, added, "The D-MILS program is a hugely exciting initiative. This project has great practical applications in addressing the challenges of protecting distributed systems in markets such as communications, aerospace and defense, smart and renewable energy, industrial automation and control, medical systems, and intelligent transportation systems. Such applications will rely on secure and high performance partitioning, and we are proud to be selected to contribute our key LynxSecure technology to this visionary program and to join the initiative as a founding partner."

D-MILS is coordinated by The Open Group and supported by the European Commission to extend the MILS architecture to distributed ("Cloud-based") critical systems in aerospace, transportation, communications and other industries. The project partners are investing more than EUR 3.8 million (US$4.9 million) to develop a scalable architecture that automates the verification of critical distributed systems and substantially increases system dependability. Other partners in the D-MILS consortium include: Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Université Joseph Fourier, RWTH Aachen University, University of York, TTTech, Frequentis and fortiss. More information is available at the D-MILS project website:

About LynxSecure
LynxSecure 5.2 is the military-grade virtualization solution for Enterprise users. It is small, secure and offers high performance that is well suited to today's modern roaming endpoints, such as laptops and hybrids. The LynxSecure "Type-0" hypervisor is a bare-metal architecture that differentiates from type 1 hypervisors by removing the un-needed functionality from the "security sensitive" hypervisor mode, yet virtualizes guest OSes in a tiny stand-alone package. By combining the best-of-breed capabilities of the separation kernel technology and virtualization, LynxSecure provides unmatched capabilities to run one or more guest OSes using common PC platforms.

About The Open Group
The Open Group is an international vendor- and technology-neutral consortium upon which organizations rely to lead the development of IT standards and certifications, and to provide them with access to key industry peers, suppliers and best practices. The Open Group provides guidance and an open environment in order to ensure interoperability and vendor neutrality. Further information on The Open Group can be found at

About LynuxWorks
LynuxWorks SARL is a subsidiary of 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. The latest product in the portfolio, the award winning LynxSecure offers a secure separation kernel and embedded hypervisor that forms a platform for the development of high assurance 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' European headquarters is located in the UK, with LynuxWorks™ SARL, a development and support facility in Paris, France. For more information, visit

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

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