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Green Hills Software and SafeNet, Inc. Announce Security Technology Collaboration AgreementAlliance to Focus on Integration of SafeNet's Hardware Security Modules With Green Hills Microkernel and Virtualization Solutions for Embedded and Mobile Markets (November 08, 2011)
BALTIMORE, MD -- (Marketwire) -- 11/08/11 -- MILCOM 2011, Booth 547 -- Green Hills Software and SafeNet, Inc. announce today a new alliance focused on the creation of trusted platform solutions for the embedded and mobile markets. The integrations include the support and integration of SafeNet portable smart card-based devices with Green Hills Software's INTEGRITY® Multivisor technology, and the use of SafeNet Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) with Green Hills Software's managed security services offerings. The integrations enable secure communications, data protection, and authentication on embedded and mobile devices, such as smartphones.
This alliance brings together industry leaders in hardware and software security solutions for high value environments. Green Hills and SafeNet share a long history of providing security technologies for the military and intelligence sphere as well as commercial markets such as finance, medical, industrial, and enterprise. Green Hills Software and SafeNet have respectively achieved the highest levels of software and hardware security certification and accreditation of any organizations in the world.
The integration of SafeNet's and Green Hills Software's solutions provides a flexible and powerful technology solution for some of the world's most challenging security problems such as Bring Your Own Device: a consumer handheld that can be used in the enterprise, guaranteeing both enterprise data protection as well as consumer privacy. In contrast, other handheld security mechanisms run on top of the mobile OS at application-level and hence are inherently insecure.
"Green Hills Software's secure operating system and Multivisor technologies are being integrated with SafeNet's encryption technologies to provide a compelling offering to protect mobile government communications," said Kirk Spring, vice president of technology, SafeNet, Inc. "This collaboration will ensure that the government can meet its future missions in ever changing environments with flexibility, and without sacrificing the security of its confidential and high value information."
"SafeNet's cryptographic solutions provide physical security protections that are not otherwise possible in most commercial, off-the-shelf embedded and mobile systems, which are currently exposed to sophisticated attackers who move beyond the software attack surface," commented David Kleidermacher, CTO, Green Hills Software. "The combination of our security kernel and SafeNet's hardware protections show the world that absolute security is not only possible on off-the-shelf devices but can be deployed at the speed of consumer hardware churn and without increasing user cost."
About INTEGRITY Multivisor
INTEGRITY Multivisor is a member of the family of INTEGRITY Secure Virtualization (ISV) solutions. Multivisor consists of the certified INTEGRITY real-time microkernel technology coupled with facilities to execute one or more "guest" operating systems. INTEGRITY Multivisor also provides a native, open standards-based environment for critical applications, such as security functionality, fast-boot real-time apps, and platform/OEM multimedia and communications codecs. The INTEGRITY Multivisor advanced architecture enables virtual machines and critical applications to safely co-exist with guaranteed memory, CPU time resources, and strictly enforced device access control. INTEGRITY Multivisor offers several approaches to virtualization in embedded and mobile devices, including paravirtualization, full virtualization with or without hardware hypervisor acceleration, and ARM TrustZone-based virtualization.
Founded in 1983, SafeNet, Inc. is one of the largest information security companies in the world, and is trusted to protect the most sensitive data for market-leading organizations around the globe. SafeNet's data-centric approach focuses on the protection of high value information throughout its lifecycle, from the data center to the cloud. More than 25,000 customers across commercial enterprises and government agencies trust SafeNet to protect and control access to sensitive data, manage risk, ensure compliance, and secure virtual and cloud environments.
About Green Hills Software
Founded in 1982, Green Hills Software is the largest independent vendor of embedded development solutions. In 2008, the Green Hills INTEGRITY-178B RTOS was the first and only operating system to be certified by NIAP (National Information Assurance Partnership comprised of NSA & NIST) to EAL6+, High Robustness, the highest level of security ever achieved for any software product. Our open architecture integrated development solutions address deeply embedded, absolute security and high-reliability applications for the military/avionics, medical, industrial, automotive, networking, consumer and other markets that demand industry-certified solutions. Green Hills Software is headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA, with European headquarters in the United Kingdom. Visit Green Hills Software at www.ghs.com.
Green Hills, the Green Hills logo, INTEGRITY and Multivisor are trademarks or registered trademarks of Green Hills Software in the U.S. and/or internationally. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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