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Green Hills to show first EAL6+ certified operating system at Embedded World

9th January 2009
ES Admin
At Embedded World, Green Hills Software will be showcasing its INTEGRITY real-time operating system for applications that require high levels of security, safety and/or reliability. The exhibition will host the first European public demonstration of the EAL6+ certified INTEGRITY-178B OS, which is the world’s first and only operating system certified to protect classified information against sophisticated hackers. In addition to the high security focus, the company will also be demonstrating INTEGRITY in industrial, avionics and other applications where high reliability is essential.
The INTEGRITY-178B operating system has been certified by the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP), a U.S. government initiative operated by the National Security Agency (NSA), to Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) 6+, High Robustness. This certification is the first of its kind, the highest Common Criteria security level ever achieved for an operating system. Only an EAL6+ High Robustness operating system is certified to protect classified information and other high value resources at risk of attack from hostile and well-funded attackers. No other operating system has even begun the stringent EAL6+ NIAP/NSA certification process.

The INTEGRITY operating system’s pedigree also includes certification and compliance with other demanding government and industry software reliability standards. Among these are RTCA/DO-178B Level A, the highest level of avionics safety certification granted by the US Federal Aviation Administration and the European Aviation Safety Agency; FDA Class III, the most life critical medical devices approved by the US Food and Drug Administration; and IEC 61508 SIL 3, the highest level industrial safety certification granted to an operating system by TÜV. INTEGRITY is the only operating system to have achieved more than one of these certifications.

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