LynuxWorks, TransLattice and Fritz Technologies teamed together to create a new platform for building cloud deployments in sensitive environments. The new platform is called S.E.C.U.R.E., which is short for Secure, Enterprise, Cross-Domain, Unified, Resilient Environment. The new S.E.C.U.R.E. platform solution is ideal for situations requiring secure hosting of applications, geographic redundancy of applications and data, and secure cross-domain transfer of information.
The S.E.C.U.R.E. platform is ideal for developers looking to move their applications and data into the cloud, while maintaining the security of sensitive data.
S.E.C.U.R.E. Platform Highlights
- Consolidates multiple applications onto VMs on a single server platform
- Maintains complete domain separation in the virtualization solution
- Reduces cost through hardware consolidation
- Deploys operating systems like Windows and Red Hat Linux
- Achieves high security standards for military deployments
- Improves resilience with a lattice approach to application and data distribution
S.E.C.U.R.E. features the LynuxWorks LynxSecure 5.0 virtualization platform running on a standard x86-based server. It offers secure VM domains running unmodified guest operating systems including Linux, Solaris and Windows. The TransLattice Application Platform (TAP) runs in one or multiple secure domains providing globally distributed, resilient application and data support. The S.E.C.U.R.E. platform includes Fritz Technologies’ trusted boot utilizing TPM and offers secure domain separation between unclassified, secret and top secret domains with optional support for cross-domain transfer under tight control via accredited guard/filter solutions. Other system features include Fritz Technologies developed user-friendly administrative tools to efficiently manage the VM farms with audit reduction, monitoring and management tools to ensure safe and efficient system operations.
A first-generation secure server-based separation kernel (SepKer) solution was delivered by Fritz Technologies, working with the LynxSecure 4.0 separation kernel from LynuxWorks. Fritz Technologies successfully demonstrated that SepKer technology can incorporate trusted boot via the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) and enhanced administrative tooling required to support the hosting of multiple domains and application missions whether in a data center, shipboard, airborne or terrestrial deployment.
To add resiliency and efficiency to the already significant benefits provided by SepKer virtualization, LynuxWorks and Fritz worked with TransLattice to incorporate their state-of-the-art lattice application and data distribution solution into the SepKer platform. The TransLattice technology, TransLattice Application Platform (TAP), fully distributes both the application and its data across multiple virtual machines (VMs) and system platforms within a secure domain, ensuring non-stop operations, even in the case of the loss of one or more components of the computing lattice. This means that mission-critical applications and data are fully distributed and the loss of an individual system (node) or multiple nodes does not endanger the continued efficient operation of the application.