Military Embedded Systems

Wind River acquires Star Lab, extending cybersecurity portfolio


January 17, 2020

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

ALAMEDA, Calif. Wind River, company specializing in delivering software for the intelligent edge, announced its acquisition of Star Lab, a cybersecurity for embedded systems company. The acquisition will provide Wind River with a system protection and anti-tamper toolset for Linux, a secure open source–based hypervisor, and a secure boot solution. Star Lab is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Wind River. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Specializing in cyber and anti-tamper security software for Linux, Star Lab provides embedded security for mission-critical systems, infrastructure, and equipment.

The Star Lab acquisition is intended to advance the Wind River strategy for delivering security across the system, from boot to deployment and operations in an environment when such capabilities are becoming requirements in order to keep pace with advancing adversaries.

Its products, which are conformant with NIST 800-53 technical controls for federal information systems, include Security Suite, which offers robust Linux cybersecurity and anti-tamper capabilities; Embedded Hypervisor which is designed for use in open, hostile computing environments; and Secure Boot, which is a measured-boot solution that ensures a device’s firmware and boot code is legitimate.




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