SOURCE: LynuxWorks


October 19, 2009 05:00 ET

LynxSecure Selected by the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - October 19, 2009) - LynuxWorks™, Inc., a world leader in the embedded software market, today announced that FFI (the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment) has selected LynxSecure in support of a program in the field of classified information handling and information flow between security domains.

FFI selected LynxSecure due to its unique ability to run Windows as a fully virtualized guest operating system in a secure partition on an Intel x86 family processor. According to Anders Eggen, Project Manager, FFI, "For some military scenarios high assurance systems are required, and products conforming to the MILS architecture are promising platforms on which to implement critical security functions. FFI will use LynxSecure to explore the MILS based technology and to perform research and prototyping activities to examine its ability to solve some of the security challenges raised in the implementation of a future Network Enabled Capability (NEC)."

According to Hamid Mirab, Managing Director for LynuxWorks, Europe, "LynuxWorks LynxSecure offers FFI a compact, efficient separation kernel and embedded hypervisor that allows them to consolidate multiple applications on a single, high performance multicore Intel processor, taking advantage of LynxSecure's MILS architecture for the highest levels of security."

"We are delighted with this recognition from FFI, a leading independent specialist in secure computing. LynxSecure will enable them to rapidly port existing applications and operating systems onto new hardware, enabling software reuse and helping to complete solutions more quickly and at lower cost," he continued.

LynxSecure 3.0 is the latest version of LynuxWorks' separation kernel and embedded hypervisor designed for high-assurance systems. LynxSecure 3.0 offers the ability to run fully virtualized guest operating systems simultaneously on the same hardware as para-virtualized and real-time operating systems, with each running in their own secure partition. It supports traditional desktop OSes like fully virtualized Windows® and para-virtualized Linux®, with hard real-time OSes like the LynxOS® RTOS family.

About FFI

Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI) is the prime institution responsible for defence-related research in Norway. FFI is also an adviser on defence-related science and technology to the Ministry of Defence and the Norwegian Armed Forces' military organization.

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 and BlueCat are registered trademarks 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.

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:

    Kirsten Long
    LynuxWorks, Inc.
    Tel: +1 408 979 4404
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    Hamid Mirab
    Tel: +44 (0) 208 906 9506
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    Peter van der Sluijs
    Neesham Public Relations
    Tel: +44 (0) 1296 628180
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