Green Hills Software Announces Comprehensive Solution for ARM TrustZone Technology-Based Devices
(Market Wire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) SANTA CLARA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 10/21/09 --
Techcon3 2009 -- Green Hills Software,
Inc., the largest independent vendor of embedded software solutions, today
announced INTEGRITY Secure Virtualization for ARM® TrustZone®
technology. INTEGRITY® Secure Virtualization (ISV) is built on Green
Hills Software's INTEGRITY RTOS, the first and only operating system
technology to be certified by the NSA to EAL6+ High Robustness, the highest
level of security ever achieved for any software product.
INTEGRITY Secure Virtualization reduces costs through processor
consolidation, improves system security and reliability, and reduces the
certification burden in mission critical applications such as banking,
industrial control, and medical systems. ISV supports TrustZone
technology-enabled ARM cores -- including the ARM1176JZ(F)-S(TM),
Cortex(TM)-A8 and Cortex-A9 processors -- on leading system-on-chip (SoC)
implementations from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI), Freescale, and
other semiconductor partners.
"ARM's TrustZone technology provides a high-performance yet power-efficient
approach to virtualization," said Gordon Jones, vice president of Green
Hills Software's Embedded Virtualization Business Unit. "INTEGRITY Secure
Virtualization enables the deployment of trustworthy applications, such as
network authentication and digital rights management, sandboxed from the
general purpose operating environment. This architecture enables ARM
Powered® devices to enjoy the best of both worlds -- uncompromising
security alongside all the bells and whistles of Linux, Android, Windows®
Mobile, and other leading multimedia environments."
"We are pleased to welcome Green Hills Software to ARM's ecosystem of
TrustZone software providers," commented Mike Inglis, executive vice
president and general manager, ARM Processor Division. "ARM TrustZone
technology coupled with software such as INTEGRITY Secure Virtualization
delivers the security foundations for mobile and consumer devices that are
increasingly called upon to manage critical information."
"Green Hills Software is a long-time leading software supplier for TI's
OMAP35x customers who design a wide breadth of products ranging from
medical devices to industrial automation," commented Alejandro Erives,
OMAP35x marketing manager, TI. "The new hypervisor and management
capability of INTEGRITY Secure Virtualization offers our customers the
confidence that their designs are built on a proven, secure and reliable
"Green Hills Software is a leading supplier of systems software
solutions that are applicable for sophisticated devices in
consumer and automotive infotainment systems," commented Ken Obuszewski,
director of product management for Freescale's Multimedia Applications
Group. "INTEGRITY Secure Virtualization provides an excellent match for the
extensive security, management, and multimedia capabilities of the
Freescale i.MX515 applications processor."
INTEGRITY Secure Virtualization for TrustZone Technology
INTEGRITY Secure Virtualization consists of the certified INTEGRITY
operating system technology coupled with facilities to execute one or more
"guest" operating systems on TrustZone technology-enabled SoCs. INTEGRITY
Secure Virtualization also provides a communications interface for the
normal zone to request services of the secure zone. This architecture
enables security and reliability-critical applications to safely execute
with guaranteed memory, CPU time resources, and device access control,
regardless of what is happening in the normal zone.
INTEGRITY uses its proven resource management and protection capabilities
and the ARM memory management unit (MMU) to compartmentalize the secure
zone into "metazones." This further reduces time to certification for
specialized applications, such as key management and other financial
transaction components, which must share the secure zone with other
INTEGRITY Secure Virtualization offers several approaches to virtualization
in ARM Powered devices. In addition to managing critical applications in
the secure zone, INTEGRITY can run in the normal zone, using
paravirtualization to host Linux and other guest operating systems.
Alternatively, INTEGRITY Secure Virtualization can host unmodified guest
operating systems ("full" virtualization) by taking advantage of TrustZone
For device manufacturers who must support multiple multimedia operating
systems, INTEGRITY Secure Virtualization can provide significant cost and
time-to-market savings by enabling all of these operating systems to run on
the latest hardware without porting.
Applications of ISV for TrustZone Enabled Devices
In addition to the compartmentalization and virtualization of guest
operating systems, INTEGRITY Secure Virtualization and its EAL6+ certified
security policies deliver solutions for many of the world's long unresolved
security problems, including the ability to safely browse the Internet and
use email; trust the launch and execution of special-purpose applications
such as virus scanning software and system firmware updates; protect
sensitive personal and medical records from compromise; and guarantee the
authenticity and integrity of cash withdrawals, wire transfers,
point-of-sale transactions, and other high value financial applications.
The Broadest Software Ecosystem
In addition to its security and reliability features, INTEGRITY Secure
Virtualization comes with more than a decade of tools and middleware
ecosystem to help device manufacturers develop and deploy products faster.
INTEGRITY is supported by thousands of device drivers, network stacks, file
systems, Java virtual machines, and many other components -- pre-integrated
and ready to deploy.
INTEGRITY Secure Virtualization runs on commercial, off-the-shelf platforms
such as the Texas Instruments OMAP 35x and Freescale i.MX515. For specific
availability information, contact email@example.com.
About Green Hills Software
Founded in 1982, Green Hills Software, Inc. 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 the
NSA 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 and INTEGRITY are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Green Hills Software, Inc. in the U.S. and/or
internationally. All other trademarks are the property of their respective
ARM and TrustZone are registered trademarks of ARM Limited. Cortex and
ARM1176JZ(F)-S are trademarks of ARM Limited. All other brands or product
names are the property of their respective holders. "ARM" is used to
represent ARM Holdings plc; its operating company ARM Limited; and the
regional subsidiaries: ARM Inc.; ARM KK; ARM Korea Limited.; ARM Taiwan
Limited; ARM France SAS; ARM Consulting (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.; ARM Belgium
N.V.; ARM Germany GmbH; ARM Embedded Technologies Pvt. Ltd.; ARM Norway, AS
and ARM Sweden AB.
Green Hills Software, Inc.
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