LynuxWorks Releases New Version of LynxSecure Hypervisor For Increased Endpoint And Server Protection

LynxSecure 5.1 supports the third-generation Intel CoreT processor family

June 12, 2012

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NATIONAL HARBOR, MD-Gartner Security Summit, June 12, 2012-LynuxWorks, Inc., a world leader in secure virtualization, today announced that they will be demonstrating the latest version of the LynxSecure hypervisor for key security specialists at the annual Security & Risk Management Summit hosted by Gartner. The demonstration of LynxSecure is the first public exposure to the latest version, LynxSecure 5.1, which offers key new features for customers who are either building secure embedded systems or looking for additional security for endpoints or data centers.

The LynxSecure hypervisor has been designed to offer military-grade protection for the latest generation of laptops, desktops, servers and embedded systems, helping protect these connected devices from malicious cyber attacks. With its small footprint, high performance and flexible virtualization support on the latest generation of Intel® multi-core processors, LynxSecure brings the benefits of virtualization to users that have not had the opportunity to use virtualization before because of size or security issues. LynxSecure offers a truly secure multi-domain platform empowering users to have separate virtual machines for browsing and corporate functions on endpoints, and also giving the ability to securely host multiple tenants on a single blade for cloud and server implementations.

The latest LynxSecure version will be demonstrated at the Gartner Security summit on one of the latest generation of endpoints, a Dell XPS13 Ultrabook, and will show new key features such as focus-based processor optimization, a new secure console for user interaction with the secure platform, and new virtual network support for increased inter-virtual machine communication. LynxSecure 5.1 is also the first version of LynxSecure that supports the 3rd Generation Intel® CoreT processor family (previously known as Ivy Bridge).

"We believe that the latest version of LynxSecure brings secure virtualization to a wider range of users, and we are expecting some interesting discussions with security experts at the Gartner Security Summit," said Robert Day, vice president of Marketing for Enterprise Security at LynuxWorks. "The wide range of use cases for the LynxSecure 5.1 platform include securing endpoints, thin clients, multi-level workstations, and also server, appliance and cloud implementations in data centers."

About LynxSecure LynxSecure provides one of the most flexible secure virtualization solutions for use in Intel® architecture-based embedded and IT computer systems. Designed to maintain the highest levels of military security and built-from-the-ground-up to achieve it, LynxSecure 5.1 now offers an industry-leading combination of security with functionality, allowing developers and integrators to use the latest software and hardware technologies to build complex multi-operating systems (OS) based systems. LynxSecure 5.1 offers two types of device virtualization, either direct assignment of physical devices to individual guest OS for maximum security, or secure device sharing across selected guest OS for maximum functionality in resource constrained endpoints such as laptops. LynxSecure also offers two OS virtualization schemes: para-virtualized guest OS such as Linux offering maximum performance; and fully virtualized guest OS such as Windows, Solaris, Chromium, LynxOS-178 and LynxOS-SE OS requiring no changes to the guest OS. Another key performance feature that LynxSecure offers is the ability to run both fully virtualized and para-virtualized guest OS that have Symmetric Multi-processing (SMP) capabilities across multiple cores.

About LynuxWorks LynuxWorks is world leader in secure virtualization and open and reliable real-time operating systems (RTOS). The company's LynxOS family of operating systems offers open standards with the highest level of safety and security features, enabling many mission-critical systems in defense, avionics and other industries. The latest product in the portfolio, the award winning LynxSecure offers a secure separation kernel and hypervisor that forms a virtualization platform for securing both embedded and IT systems. Since it was established in 1988, LynuxWorks has created technology that has been successfully deployed in thousands of designs and millions of products made by leading communications, avionics, aerospace/defense, and consumer electronics companies. LynuxWorks' headquarters are located in San Jose, CA. For more information, visit

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