Green Hills Software, Inc., the technology leader in device software optimization (DSO) and real-time operating systems (RTOS), and TeamF1, Inc., the preeminent supplier of OEM-ready secure connectivity solutions for embedded systems, announced that TeamF1′s AuthAgent family of authentication protocol products is fully integrated and now available for use with Green Hills Software’s INTEGRITY® real-time operating system. This integration provides developers with secure authentication options that reduce development and production cost while improving time-to-market.
“We are excited to partner with Green Hills Software and make our products available on its popular INTEGRITY RTOS,” said Mukesh Lulla, president, TeamF1. “This partnership enables our mutual customers to develop smart and secure embedded devices, using our drop-in authentication and network security software modules, on a reliable and secure operating system.”
“As electronic and mobile products continue their inexorable transformation from standalone devices to powerful connected constituents of home, enterprise, and global networks, developers require systems software that can guarantee secure information flows,” commented David Kleidermacher, chief technology officer, Green Hills Software. “TeamF1′s authentication protocols enable users of INTEGRITY-based devices to gain secure access to networked services.”
TeamF1′s AuthAgent family of products is a set of lean-footprint, modular authentication protocol implementations that can be used either standalone or easily glue in to various network and system security protocols. The family includes:
AuthAgent Kerberos: an embedded implementation of the Kerberos V authentication protocol that is interoperable with Unix® Kerberos Key Distribution Centers (KDCs) and Microsoft® Active Directory Services.
AuthAgent RADIUS: an embedded implementation of the Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service that interoperates with standard RADIUS servers. RADIUS, originally intended for dial-in use, is now the de-facto standard for remote authentication in both new and legacy applications.
AuthAgent TACACS+: an embedded implementation of the Cisco TACACS+ protocol as specified in TACACS+ RFC draft (draft-grant-tacacs). It implements the client side of a mechanism to carry authentication and authorization information between a network service granting privileges and a shared server that has the centralized user and node information required to decide whether such privileges should be granted.
INTEGRITY is a secure, royalty-free real-time operating system intended for use in embedded systems that require maximum reliability. Without the burden of compatibility with 1980s vintage products, INTEGRITY was designed from the ground up for unprecedented levels of reliability, availability, and security for a broad range of applications, including mobile devices, avionics, industrial control, automotive electronics, networking gear, and medical devices. The INTEGRITY RTOS’ strict adherence to provable resource requirements allows an embedded system designer to guarantee resource availability. Unlike other memory protected operating systems, INTEGRITY does not sacrifice real-time performance for security and protection. It is first and foremost a true hard real-time operating system. INTEGRITY represents the most advanced RTOS technology on the market today.
TeamF1, Inc., headquartered in Fremont, CA, offers embedded network security and performance-critical, hardware-assisted networking protocol components and solutions that free developers to focus on product and feature definition and help bring end-products to market in a low-risk and low-cost way. TeamF1′s products are used in telecommunications, networking, Internet appliances, set-top boxes, broadband access devices, industrial automation and control systems, and aerospace/defense equipment. TeamF1 is headquartered in Fremont, CA.
About Green Hills Software
Founded in 1982, Green Hills Software, Inc. is the technology leader in device software optimization (DSO) and real-time operating systems (RTOS) for 32- and 64-bit embedded systems. Our royalty-free INTEGRITY® and velOSity[tm] real-time operating systems, µ-velOSity[tm] microkernel, IPv6-ready TCP/IP networking stacks, GateD® Layer 3 routing, compilers, MULTI® and AdaMULTI[tm] integrated development environments, DoubleCheck[tm] integrated static analyzer and TimeMachine[tm] tool suite offer a complete development solution that addresses both deeply embedded and high-reliability applications. Green Hills Software is headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA, with European headquarters in the United Kingdom.
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