RTI and Tresys Partner to Enable Highly-Secure Data Distribution

Companies offer joint security architecture assessment to optimize design of high-performance distributed applications with security requirements

Real-Time Innovations (RTI), The Real-Time Middleware Experts, and Tresys Technology, a provider of technology and services focused on customers with stringent security requirements, today announced a partnership to offer integrated technologies and services for incorporating security into high-performance distributed applications.

In partnership, RTI and Tresys have implemented a reference security policy to demonstrate using Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux) to protect distributed applications that use RTI Data Distribution Service for integration or inter-process communication. Due to the unique and highly customized nature of distributed architectures, the companies have combined their expertise to offer a joint Security Architecture Assessment for tailoring the profile to specific system requirements.

“Leveraging both middleware and security expertise at the start of your project reduces risk and ensures optimal design for a secure distributed system,” said Karl MacMillan, director of Core Technology at Tresys. “RTI and Tresys working side-by-side on the analysis allows us to balance an application’s security and data distribution requirements with its performance demands.”

The joint Security Architecture Assessment extends both companies’ prior, independent offerings. Tresys provides strategic guidance to assist system architects, developers, and integrators in choosing and applying the latest security technologies. Similarly, RTI offers an architecture study that provides a RTI expert that works with the development team to identify its application requirements and use cases, then helps design a suitable architecture to best meet the objectives and performance requirements of the distributed system. The new combined service addresses the design of distributed real-time systems with security technology architected from the start. To learn more about the joint Security Architecture Assessment study, please visit www.rti.com/services/security-assessment.html.

“By pairing RTI’s expertise in high-performance distributed systems with Tresys’ expertise in SELinux, we are able to offer a comprehensive solution to developers and integrators of real-time applications with stringent information assurance requirements,” commented Curt Schacker, vice president of Professional Services at RTI.

RTI and Tresys will be hosting a seminar in the Washington, D.C., area on April 29. For more information, or to register, visit www.rti.com/mk/securing-dds-seminar.html. Additionally, Tresys offers a complimentary whitepaper entitled “Securing RTI Data Distribution Service with SELinux.” It can be located at www.rti.com/mk/securing-rti-dds-selinux.html.

Pricing and Availability

RTI Data Distribution Service and a reference SELinux security policy are available today from RTI. To take advantage of this reference profile, RTI and Tresys offer a joint Security Architecture Assessment for tailoring the reference security policy to specific application requirements. Pricing for the Security Architecture Assessment starts at $60K.

About Tresys Technology

Tresys innovates and applies advanced technologies to quickly solve the needs of customers requiring agile responsiveness to security requirements. By leveraging secure open source software, our products and services support the most sensitive security missions around the world. As a result, Tresys enjoys a distinct reputation for shifting the way governments and businesses approach security. For more information, visit: www.tresys.com.

About RTI

Real-Time Innovations (RTI) provides high-performance infrastructure solutions for the development, deployment and integration of real time, data-driven applications. RTI’s messaging, caching and Complex Event Processing (CEP) capabilities deliver dramatic improvements in latency, throughput and scalability while slashing cost of ownership. The company’s software and design expertise have been leveraged in a broad range of industries including defense, intelligence, simulation, industrial control, transportation, finance, medical and communications. Founded in 1991, RTI is privately held and headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA. For more information, please visit www.rti.com.