RTI Collaborates with Wind River on Multiple Independent Levels of Security Architecture for Distributed Systems
Boeing first to use DDS compliant integration infrastructure on a MILS separation kernel platform
SAN JOSE, CA, Embedded Systems Conference—March 31, 2009—Real-Time Innovations (RTI) today announced that the company has collaborated with Wind River (NASDAQ: WIND) to integrate RTI Data Distribution Service with Wind River's VxWorks MILS Platform 2.0. The VxWorks MILS Platform allows a single processor to host applications running at multiple security levels (for example, secret and top secret), reducing space, weight and power requirements compared to the traditional approach of segregating security levels across different processors. RTI Data Distribution Service complements the VxWorks MILS Platform by enabling applications running in different secure partitions, or on different processors, to easily communicate and share data using the Object Management Group (OMG) Data Distribution Service for Real-Time Systems (DDS) specification.
Multiple Independent Levels of Security (MILS) is a high-assurance security architecture that is based on the concepts of processing separation and controlled information flow. MILS allows for independent evaluation of security components and trusted composition, and uses one or more separation techniques to assure that data at different security levels on different partitions can only be accessed as defined and configured in system security policies.
The initial user of this integrated technology is The Boeing Company, which has incorporated the RTI and Wind River MILS solution into its own embedded platform.
This will be the first time a DDS implementation has been shown to function on a MILS separation kernel platform, providing Boeing designers with a high-performance, standards-compliant, distributed computing and application integration solution.
"We're pleased to be working with Wind River in delivering this MILS solution," explained Stan Schneider, CEO of RTI. "The ability to securely exchange data in real time across separate address spaces on a single platform enables better use of processing resources in environments where space and weight are at a premium."
RTI Data Distribution Service is a high-performance messaging and data-caching solution for the development and integration of applications that require low latency, high throughput, high scalability, deterministic responses and minimal consumption of network, processor and memory resources. RTI Data Distribution Service meets the unique and demanding requirements of mission-critical, real-time systems, including the ability to run in dynamic and autonomous environments and over unreliable or low-bandwidth networks such as wireless and satellite links.
RTI Data Distribution Service complies with the OMG DDS application programming interface (API) standard and with the DDS wire interoperability standard, the RTPS protocol. RTI is the world's leading supplier of DDS-related software and services.
Real-Time Innovations (RTI) provides high-performance infrastructure solutions for the development and integration of distributed real-time applications. RTI's data distribution, messaging, caching and Complex Event Processing (CEP) capabilities deliver dramatic improvements in latency, throughput and scalability while slashing cost of ownership. A broad range of industries have leveraged the company's software and design expertise, including defense, intelligence, simulation, industrial control, power generation, transportation, finance, medical and communications. Founded in 1991, RTI is privately held and headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA. For more information, please visit www.rti.com.
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