MontaVista Supports Freescale VortiQa Software, Multicore Processors

MontaVista® Software, Inc., the leader in embedded Linux® commercialization, announced its support for Freescale VortiQa software and its continued support for Freescale multicore processors. VortiQa software is production-ready and delivers integrated security and networking functionality to products built on QorIQ[tm] platforms and PowerQUICC® processors. MontaVista was the first commercial Linux vendor to provide support for the Freescale QorIQ platforms.

The transition of Linux based security applications to multicore processors has been a continuing challenge for application developers. The time required to design, test, and analyze multicore applications is significant, partly due to a lack of Linux based tools to help speed the development process on multicore processors. With the release of VortiQa software from Freescale, and its support for MontaVista Linux, application developers will now be able to accelerate the development of high performance, security applications running MontaVista Linux on Freescale multicore processors.

“MontaVista is a key member of Freescale’s solution-centric ecosystem with a track record of providing consistent leadership in enabling Linux on Freescale multicore processors,” said Sathyan Iyengar, vice president of Software Products for Freescale’s Networking & Multimedia Group. “Our new VortiQa software running on MontaVista Linux will enable developers to unleash the full capabilities of Freescale multicore processors and to rapidly deliver high-performance security solutions for our joint customers.”

MontaVista has long been committed to supporting multicore processors and helping drive their adoption. MontaVista was the first commercial Linux vendor to support the Freescale QorIQ platforms, providing support of the QorIQ P4080 processor in a virtual environment prior to availability. With VortiQa software running on MontaVista Linux, this support is now extended to the application developer, helping them deliver high performance Linux based multicore solutions such as routers, security appliances, and firewalls to market faster and easier. This collaboration is another example of Freescale and MontaVista’s joint efforts to drive the adoption of multicore processor solutions in the market.

“MontaVista was the first commercial embedded Linux vendor to support Freescale multicore processors and we continue to work closely with Freescale to extend our multicore support,” said Joerg Bertholdt, Vice President of Marketing, MontaVista Software. “With VortiQa software running on MontaVista Linux, along with our new software development tools, developers can now deliver high performance security applications in shorter time, leveraging the full power of the hardware and Linux.”

The combination of Freescale multicore processors and VortiQa software, along with MontaVista’s history of high availability deployments and the new MontaVista Linux 6 product, provides the ideal solution for Small Business, Enterprise and Service Provider markets.

About MontaVista Software
MontaVista Software, Inc. is the leader in embedded Linux commercialization. For over 10 years, MontaVista has been helping embedded developers get the most out of open source by adding commercial quality, integration, hardware enablement, expert support, and the resources of the MontaVista development community. Because MontaVista customers enjoy faster time to market, more competitive device functionality, and lower total cost, more devices have been deployed with MontaVista than with any other Linux.

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