07 March 2008 Securing systems Hypervisors set to meet demand for embedded system security. Embedded software developer LynuxWorks has previewed LynxSecure 2.0, a separation kernel and embedded hypervisor set for launch later this year. Robert Day, vp of marketing, claimed: “In the server world, everyone is using hypervisors, but they aren’t common in the embedded world.” LynxSecure 2.0 virtualizes the underlying hardware to enable multiple different operating systems to coexist on the same platform. This makes it easier to run an array of applications on oneprocessor, reducing hardware costs and allowing for easier reuse of legacy software. LynxSecure 2.0 will run on 32 and 64bit processors and will offer multiprocessor support. “It will allow users to take legacy applications and move them into secure environments,” Day observed. * Meanwhile, Green Hills Software announced the Padded Cell Secure Hypervisor. Running on Green Hills’ INTEGRITY separation kernel, the software enables the secure and reliable execution of hard real time applications and guest operating systems in a range of embedded devices targeting the networking, medical, industrial and automotive markets. Author Graham Pitcher Comment on this article Websites http://www.ghs.com/http://www.lynuxworks.com/ Companies Green Hills Software LtdLynuxworks This material is protected by MA Business copyright See Terms and Conditions. One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not. For multiple copies contact the sales team. What you think about this article: Add your comments Name Email Comments Your comments/feedback may be edited prior to publishing. Not all entries will be published. Please view our Terms and Conditions before leaving a comment.