Integrity PC operating system takes advantage of new security features

Green Hills Software is extending its Integrity PC secure operating system technology to take advantage of new security features in desktop PCs powered by the latest Intel vPro processor technology. It's the first operating system to get a Common Criteria security evaluation, company says.

09/14/2007


Santa Barbara, CA

Green Hills Software

is extending its Integrity PC secure operating system technology to take advantage of new security features in desktop PCs powered by the latest Intel vPro processor technology. According to the company, it is the first and only operating system to undergo a high assurance

Common Criteria security evaluation

.

“We are excited about the silicon security innovations packed into Intel’s vPro,” said David Kleidermacher, chief technology officer of Green Hills Software. “Intel has solved fundamental trust problems that have prevented secure operating systems from completing their mission on off-the-shelf PCs. With Integrity PC and Intel vPro processor technology, the PC platform can sustain applications and information requiring the highest levels of protection without sacrificing performance.”

Integrity PC works with Intel vPro processor technology to perform a secure boot in which the PC hardware, BIOS, and Integrity kernel are measured to provide trust in the execution environment. The operating system incorporates a suite of secure software components, including Green Hills Software’s Padded Cell virtualization software, which enables multiple guest operating systems, such as Windows, Linux, Solaris, and their applications to be run in secure partitions on the same computer. The resulting platform is said to allow systems designers to build the most security-critical applications and run them alongside familiar operating environments.

The platform is designed for the military, intelligence, financial, medical, and other critical infrastructure communities where PC users must manage and protect high value information. Military and intelligence communities struggle with the burden of maintaining separate computers and networks to manage information at varying sensitivity levels. Integrity PC manages information at multiple security levels, includes a cross-domain information transfer framework, provides a path for the shared keyboard and mouse devices, and includes a multi-factor authentication mechanism.

In unrelated news from Green Hills Software, the company announced Aug. 21 that an

arbitration panel denied claims brought against Green Hills Software by Express Logic

.

—Edited by Lisa Sutor, Control Engineering News Desk





No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
The System Integrator Giants program lists the top 100 system integrators among companies listed in CFE Media's Global System Integrator Database.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
This eGuide illustrates solutions, applications and benefits of machine vision systems.
Learn how to increase device reliability in harsh environments and decrease unplanned system downtime.
This eGuide contains a series of articles and videos that considers theoretical and practical; immediate needs and a look into the future.
Motor specification guidelines; Understanding multivariable control; Improving a safety instrumented system; 2017 Engineers' Choice Award Winners
Selecting the best controller from several viewpoints; System integrator advice for the IIoT; TSN and real-time Ethernet; Questions to ask when selecting a VFD; Action items for an aging PLC/DCS
Robot advances in connectivity, collaboration, and programming; Advanced process control; Industrial wireless developments; Multiplatform system integration
Motion control advances and solutions can help with machine control, automated control on assembly lines, integration of robotics and automation, and machine safety.
This article collection contains several articles on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and how it is transforming manufacturing.

Find and connect with the most suitable service provider for your unique application. Start searching the Global System Integrator Database Now!

Future of oil and gas projects; Reservoir models; The importance of SCADA to oil and gas
Big Data and bigger solutions; Tablet technologies; SCADA developments
SCADA at the junction, Managing risk through maintenance, Moving at the speed of data
Automation Engineer; Wood Group
System Integrator; Cross Integrated Systems Group
Jose S. Vasquez, Jr.
Fire & Life Safety Engineer; Technip USA Inc.
click me