Mocana, a software company that is enabling a secure networked society, announced a new alliance with QNX Software Systems, a leading global provider of operating system (OS) software for embedded systems. The alliance provides users of the QNX® Neutrino® real-time operating system with a ready-made, easily embedded high-level device security solution that is robust, scalable and easy to use. This open standards solution will ensure that connected devices are properly secured while also providing device manufacturers the flexibility to adapt security needs as their businesses evolve.
All of Mocana’s security software products making up the Mocana Device Security Framework easily integrate with the QNX Neutrino RTOS. Mocana’s solutions will enable QNX Neutrino RTOS customers to easily provide security features and functionality with the OS. In addition, Mocana and QNX will engage in joint sales and marketing efforts.
“At QNX, we recognize that as our customers’ systems grow in complexity, security becomes all the more critical,” said Sebastien Marineau, Vice President of R&D, QNX Software Systems. “By working with Mocana, a trusted leader in device security, we can provide a comprehensive and proven security option that not only addresses more complex security needs but also works seamlessly with the QNX Neutrino OS and facilitates the growth of our customers’ businesses.”
Mocana’s Device Security Framework is an extensible software framework that secures all aspects of device data access and communication for any connected device. The Device Security Framework includes device resident security software as well as security capabilities delivered across the network, known as Network Applications. It offers a holistic security approach and addresses numerous security-centric demands including secure remote device access, identity management, authentication, simplified key management, and advanced connection-handling capabilities. Mocana’s Device Security Framework is architected to minimize impact on power consumption and leverage advancements in silicon, including multi-core processors and hardware acceleration.
“Customers rely on QNX for high-quality and dependable systems that enhance their brand,” said Adrian Turner, CEO of Mocana. “Comprehensive device security is a key component of enabling that. This alliance underscores the increasing importance of device security and QNX’s commitment to customers. By offering our industry-leading security solution, QNX has made it very easy for its customers to attain advanced security and move their business forward confidently.”
About QNX Software Systems
QNX Software Systems, a Harman International company (NYSE:HAR) is the industry leader in real-time, embedded OS technology. The component-based architectures of the QNX® RTOS and QNX Momentics® development suite together provide the industry’s most reliable and scalable framework for building innovative, high-performance embedded systems. Global leaders such as Cisco, Daimler Chrysler, General Electric, Lockheed Martin, and Siemens depend upon QNX technology for network routers, medical instruments, vehicle telematics units, security and defense systems, industrial robotics and other mission- or life- critical applications. Founded in 1980, QNX Software Systems is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada and distributes products in over 100 countries worldwide.
Mocana securely enables Internet-scale applications and services for connected devices. Mocana’s industry-leading infrastructure software solutions ensure that wired and wireless devices, networks and services perform and scale with the utmost security – a necessary foundation for a networked society. Customers include Philips, Dell, Cisco, Nortel Networks, Harris, Honeywell, Symbol, Net.com and Radvision, among others. Mocana was founded in 2002, is privately-held, and headquartered in San Francisco, California.