A network infrastructure that will help the Internet of Things in actualizing the desired goal as the world of connected devices with security protection is now in position. With cyber threats being more sophisticated, and more of the critical infrastructure being controlled by these embedded devices, security protection will be required on each device rather than just relying on the network protection that is in place today.
LynuxWorks™, Inc, has 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. “LynxOS is already in millions of devices and this new functionality allows both existing and new customers to bring security to the forefront,” said Robert Day, the VP of Sales and Marketing for LynuxWorks, Inc
The majority of M2M and IoT 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.