Protectix, Lynx Real-Time Systems to Jointly Develop Secure Embedded OS; Agreement Highlights Benefits of Open Source Development.Business Editors/Hi-Tech Writers
SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 24, 2000
Protectix, Inc.(TM) and Lynx Real-Time Systems Lynx Real-Time Systems - A company in Los Gatos, California who distribute LynxOS.
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The OS, to be known as Protectix' ApplianceOS (TM) will be developed in parallel with Lynx' BlueCat (TM) Linux to generate a secure embedded operating system An operating system used in special-purpose applications (embedded systems). Embedded operating systems are typically very compact and often designed for real time operations. See embedded Linux, QNX, OS-9, Windows XP Embedded, Windows CE, VxWorks and Symbian OS. for non-real time environments. Under the agreement, Protectix will take advantage of Lynx experience in OS development to strengthen ApplianceOS its Linux-based, open-source Internet security OS. In turn, Lynx will be able to integrate and redistribute Protectix security features in BlueCat, including Protectix' strict review of code and integration of Open Source firewall, virtual private networking applications and technology enabling secure remote updates of the operating system. Protectix will use the BlueCat development tools in the process to retain the flexibility of BlueCat Linux but streamlining it for a select set of security applications.
"Security for many proprietary software vendors often means preventing disclosure of security weaknesses, but obscuring source code is not an effective defense," stated Mark Willey, co-founder and CTO (Chief Technical Officer) The executive responsible for the technical direction of an organization. See CIO and salary survey. of Protectix. "Companies can't trust security vendors that hide details on operation-crippling security exploits and fail to update their product. Open Source is a customer requirement. ApplianceOS and Blue Cat Linux are secure by design."
The proven efficiency of opening code and wide distribution have contributed to some of the most secure methods of safeguarding and transmitting data over networks and the Internet itself. The source codes of widely used encryption algorithms are accessible by third parties. Even with large farms of computers, computer crackers can't defeat these algorithms because they are secure by design, not by obscurity.
"By attacking the issue of network security, this partnership tears down a significant part of the wall that bars widespread adoption of Linux into the broad embedded community," said Inder Singh, chairman and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. for Lynx. "The innovation Protectix brings to this arena, combined with Lynx twelve years of experience with embedded operating systems, standards and quality testing procedures, will generate what will be the most stable and secure embedded operating system for non-real time environments in the industry."
Protectix will redistribute its OS development efforts over the web in the near future via the URL URL
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Address of a resource on the Internet. The resource can be any type of file stored on a server, such as a Web page, a text file, a graphics file, or an application program. http://www.ApplianceOS.org. BlueCat is part of Lynx LynuxWorks product family, which also includes LynxOS(R) real-time operating system (operating system) Real-Time Operating System - (RTOS) Any operating system where interrupts are guaranteed to be handled within a certain specified maximum time, thereby making it suitable for control of hardware in embedded systems and other time-critical applications. and development tools.
Protectix, Inc., based in Sunnyvale, California, was founded in 1999 to address the emerging security needs of internet-connected businesses. Protectix aims to become the leading provider of Open Source/Free Software-based security solutions through the development, contribution and distribution of this software. Much like Red Hat (Nasdaq:RHAT RHAT Red Hat (stock symbol)
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About Lynx Real-Time Systems
Lynx Real-Time Systems, Inc. is the leader in embedded Linux and the pre-eminent developer and supplier of operating system software for reliable and high-performance embedded applications. Lynx products support industry standards in communications, avionics, automotive, office automation and process control systems worldwide, enabling customers to leverage their investments in software and education. Those Lynx offerings include: the LynuxWorks Architecture that supports both the open source BlueCat Linux OS and LynxOS, the scalable, real-time operating system; software frameworks for high-availability systems; development tools and technical support worldwide. Information about Lynx Real-Time Systems is available on the World Wide Web at www.lynx.com.
Protectix and ApplianceOS are trademarks of Protectix. Lynx Real-Time Systems and LynxOS are registered trademarks and LynuxWorks and BlueCat are trademarks of Lynx Real-Time Systems, Inc. Other brand or product names are registered trademarks or trademarks of the respective holders.