Company Overview of LynuxWorks, Inc.
LynuxWorks, Inc. develops embedded software; and provides real-time operating systems (RTOS) and software tools to embedded developers. It offers LynxOS Embedded RTOS, a hard RTOS for ultra-reliable real-time systems; LynxOS-SE RTOS, a time-space partitioned RTOS that offers POSIX and Linux application support for safety-critical real-time systems; LynxOS-178 RTOS that is used in military and aerospace real-time systems; LynxSecure Embedded Hypervisor, a separation kernel for embedded operating system virtualization in real-time systems; and BlueCat Embedded Linux, a Linux OS for embedded systems ranging from small consumer-type devices to large-scale and multi-CPU systems. The company also ...
855 Embedded Way
San Jose, CA 95138-1018
Founded in 1985
Key Executives for LynuxWorks, Inc.
Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance
Managing Director of EMEA
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.
LynuxWorks, Inc. Key Developments
LynuxWorks Announces the First Rootkit Detection System Powered by the Lynxsecure Separation Kernel
Sep 18 13
LynuxWorks, Inc. announced the RDS5201, a new and unique product to help detect the stealthiest of advanced persistent threats (APT), the rootkit, at the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit in London. Built on the LynxSecure 5.2 separation kernel and hypervisor (announced at RSA 2013 in February), this small form factor appliance has been designed to offer a unique detection capability that complements traditional security mechanisms as they try to protect against the growing number and complexity of cyber threats. The RDS5201 Rootkit Detection System is a custom-built hardened appliance, which detects low-level, zero-day rootkits -- the lethal payload of most APTs. The detection is direct (i.e., not done by statistical analysis or other indirect techniques), and is coupled with immediate, automated, live visual forensic data. The RDS5201 serves as a smart proactive sensor against APT attacks in IT networks and reduces the agonizing detection of APTs from weeks/months to seconds, and is the first and only technology capable of detecting and alerting against such threats in real-time. Rootkits work at the lowest levels of the OS they intend to attack. Common detection and prevention mechanisms are part of the "attack target", allowing rootkits to disable the installed anti--malware client applications. The only way to overcome low-level rootkits is by allowing the security application to execute with a higher security privilege than the attacked OS; provide complete control of the platform hardware; and monitor all activities of the OS and its applications. It must also be self-protecting, non-by passable and tamper-proof. The RDS5201 is based on the LynxSecure separation kernel and hypervisor that offers a non-detectable secure platform that is used to exercise potential infections and with the introduction of the patent pending rootkit detection feature from the 5.2 release, these stealthy threats are revealed as they attack their virtual victim. LynxSecure is the most privileged monitor in the RDS5201 platform, and constantly monitors for malicious and irregular activity in key disk areas (MBR, key blocks & sectors); physical memory areas; CPU instructions & data structures; interrupt data structures etc. This detection is completely OS agnostic, as it's situated below any of the guest OS. Upon detection, the RDS5201 immediately alerts and sends an automated live forensics report to its dashboard.
LynuxWorks, Inc. Announces LynxOS 7.0 with New Security Features to Protect Embedded Connected Devices
Jun 6 13
LynuxWorks, Inc. announced LynxOS 7.0, the next generation of their most popular real-time operating system (RTOS) enabling embedded developers to add security functionality to their connected devices. The open standards-based LynxOS has been powering millions of embedded devices for the last 25 years across all industries and now adds significant new features to help meet the needs of the billions of next-generation connected devices. Due to the ubiquity of the Internet, a network infrastructure is now in place for the Internet of Things -- a new world of tens of billions of connected devices. The majority of those devices are expected to be hubs and sensor nodes, collecting data and transmitting it from machine-to-machine (M2M). Application examples include aerospace and defense communication infrastructure, industrial automation, smart meters, fleet management, device monitoring, medical and patient monitoring, and situational awareness. LynxOS 7.0 provides the ability for developers to embed military-grade security directly into their devices by utilizing features such as access control lists, audit, quotas, local trusted path, account management, trusted menu manager and OpenPAM. It also contains networking support for long haul networks with TCP/IPV4, IPV6, 2G/3G/4G cellular and WiMax communication stacks. It also supports the short-haul networks common with M2M applications such as 802.11 WiFi, ZigBee wireless mesh and BlueTooth.
LynuxWorks, Inc. Appoints Lee Cresswell as Sales Director, EMEA
Jun 6 13
LynuxWorks, Inc. announced the appointment of Lee Cresswell as Sales Director, EMEA. He brings 20 years' experience of embedded software sales to the company's European sales organization. Lee Cresswell was most recently Director, International Sales at Real Time Innovations Inc, where he had responsibility for sales in the EMEA region including both direct and indirect accounts.
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