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Wind River Introduces Intel Architecture Support for VxWorks 653 Multi-Core Edition

Wind River Introduces Intel Architecture Support for VxWorks 653 Multi-Core Edition

By Stephen Olsen VxWorks 653 Multi-Core Edition passed an important milestone with the addition of a new architecture to the list of fully supported platforms. Intel multi-core hardware has emerged over the last several years as a great choice for multiple programs that require increased computation power scaling across safe and secure applications in industries like aerospace and defense, industrial…
VxWorks on Xen on ARM Cortex A53

VxWorks on Xen on ARM Cortex A53

By Ka Kay Achacoso VxWorks real-time operating system (RTOS) is a small deterministic operating system known for its security, reliability, and robustness.  Linux, an open-source operating system, can host a rich set of server technologies.  By running VxWorks and Linux side by side on the same system, a device can use VxWorks to manage mission-critical functions, and use Linux to…
VxWorks Secure Boot

VxWorks Secure Boot

By Ka Kay Achacoso The massive internet outage last year in the United States blocked millions of users from access to the most popular sites on the internet. Suddenly, we learned that common consumer devices like cameras, printers, and DVRs participated in attacking the DNS infrastructure with denial of service attacks.  This internet outage was repeated later in Europe and…
Debugging VxWorks Semaphores – give them a name!

Debugging VxWorks Semaphores – give them a name!

By Brian Kuhl Debugging semaphore interactions can be a tricky problem. When there is a deadlock or weird delay because of excessive priority inheritance, it is never just one mutex semaphore, but often the unintended interaction of several semaphores in multiple tasks. Some of the semaphores are part of the VxWorks I/O services, and some are in your application. Your…
When supplier product lifecycles fight back

When supplier product lifecycles fight back

By Kevin Konkos As a young systems engineer I was often mentored by my Chief Systems Engineer to define requirements beyond product features and consider the “ilities”.  These “ilities,” such as reliability, maintainability, and supportability define the success of the product over the entire product lifecycle.  As a mid-twenties systems engineer it was hard for me to imagine the issues…
Cybersecurity:  The Importance of Protecting Data at Rest with VxWorks

Cybersecurity: The Importance of Protecting Data at Rest with VxWorks

By Ka Kay Achacoso A few months ago, Equifax had a data breach that exposed to hackers the names, social security numbers, credit card numbers, driver’s license numbers, and other sensitive personal information and resulted in a total of 145.5 million consumers impacted by this cyber security breach  after the forensic investigation concluded.  The resulting outcry from potentially affected businesses…
Wind River Advances Industrial IoT with Secure Device Lifecycle Management

Wind River Advances Industrial IoT with Secure Device Lifecycle Management

By Keith Shea Industrial IoT (IIoT) can only generate value for customers if connected devices are actively monitored and managed. To ensure these devices are secure, operational, and performing at the highest possible level, device management should be designed in as part of an IoT system architecture from the start, as it is a key IoT enabler and critically important…
Tackling IoT Security with New Wind River Services Offering

Tackling IoT Security with New Wind River Services Offering

By Amit Ronen Security is the number one issue facing IoT deployments and must be properly addressed before broad adoption can begin. Cybersecurity has become a high priority for IT systems, yet there continue to be major security breaches, such as the hacks of major organizations including Anthem, Home Depot, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Sony, Target, and the…
No Compromises on Security when Virtualizing Industrial Control Applications

No Compromises on Security when Virtualizing Industrial Control Applications

By Charlie Ashton As long as you select the right software platform, virtualization will bring a wide range of benefits to your industrial control application without compromising on the level of security delivered by traditional physical infrastructure. Moreover, virtualization will enhance your system-level security by enabling dynamic updates in response to emerging threats. In industries such as energy, manufacturing, healthcare…
Doubling Down on Security

Doubling Down on Security

By Ron Breault “You guys are truly leading the industry!” We recently achieved the general availability milestone for the latest release of our Wind River Titanium Cloud product family.  While this release is brimming with new features and functionality, we especially “doubled down” on security across the products in our Titanium Cloud portfolio.  Moving the security yard sticks to stay…