Green Hills Networking Platform Adds Support for Freescale’s VortiQa Software Products

7th July 2009
ES Admin
Green Hills Software, Inc. today announced the integration of the Green Hills Platform for Secure Networking with Freescale VortiQa software for networking equipment. Customers using this combined offering can accelerate product development and optimize application performance of multicore-based designs. The combined offerings are being introduced across the four VortiQa software product lines that Freescale announced today for service provider equipment, enterprise equipment, small business gateways and SOHO/residential gateways.
“A solutions-centric approach for overcoming the expanding challenges in today’s network and communications equipment designs is critical for our customers,” said Sathyan Iyengar, vice president of Software Products for Freescale's Networking & Multimedia Group. “With the addition of Green Hills’ support for our VortiQa software product line for networking equipment, our joint customers can rapidly realize optimized, multicore-based products.

”High availability and secure isolation between networking subsystems in the Platform for Secure Networking is assured by INTEGRITY®, the world’s first Common Criteria EAL6+ certified operating system technology. The INTEGRITY advanced security architecture prevents denial-of-service attacks while guaranteeing optimal real-time performance for packet processing applications. INTEGRITY secures your networking equipment at the core of the design. The advanced security architecture and inherent security policies of INTEGRITY support safe, separate execution of routing, switching, management and guest operating systems while providing the ideal platform to host the networking and security functionality available in the Freescale VortiQa software products.

“Freescale’s single and multicore communications processors are driving design innovation and system consolidation in every area of networking equipment,” commented Dan O’Dowd, chief executive officer and founder of Green Hills Software. “By coupling these processors with the industry’s most secure, integrated networking platform, customers can implement scalable, highly available networking and communications products that are designed to protect against the most aggressive compromises facing the Internet.

”To support rapid prototyping, design and deployment of next-generation networking and communications equipment, Green Hills has put together a number of integrated solutions based on Fulcrum Microsystems’ 1G and 10G FocalPoint switch silicon and reference platforms. The FocalPoint switch products provide highly scalable low latency solutions for the data center and include advanced features for CEE and DCB. These 1U rack mountable and ATCA form factor platforms are based on Freescale QorIQ and PowerQUICC communications processors and include: Green Hills GateD® – the industry’s benchmark solution for commercial-grade routing and switching software, INTEGRITY, TCP/IP v4/v6 host and routing stacks, network management, Green Hills Software’s secure guest OS virtualization architecture and integration with the Freescale VortiQa line of software products.

“With the combination of Green Hills’ and Freescale’s networking solutions, our data center customers can develop highly integrated next-generation platforms, optimized for use with our innovative FocalPoint 1G and 10G family of silicon products with the shortest development time,” said Mike Zeile, president and chief operating officer of Fulcrum Microsystems. “The integrated solutions approach, embraced by Green Hills’ Platform for Secure Networking, is key to our customers’ success.

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