Embedded Linux platform fulfills security criteria

Embedded designs destined for defense applications require secure platforms for military communications such as software-defined radios, command/control ground stations, and combat systems. As security requirements expand into broader market segments, demand increases for security-certified embedded Linux platforms in networking infrastructure, industrial, energy, and medical systems. To participate in these new markets, Wind River announced Linux Secure, asserted to be the first commercial embedded Linux platform to achieve Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL)4+ certification by the National Information Assurance Partnership using the General-Purpose Operating System Protection Profile.

This platform provides organizations facing strict security and cryptography certification requirements with a secure COTS embedded Linux solution. Wind River Linux Secure features Common Criteria EAL4+ certification on ARM including hardware from Texas Instruments, Intel, and Power architectures. Organizations looking to extend this security certification to their own hardware and software environments can also create incremental certifications of Wind River Linux Secure on new COTS or custom hardware and applications. Wind River Linux Secure is based on the stable Linux 2.6.27 kernel and GNU Compiler Collection version 4.3.2.