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LynuxWorks and Themis Demonstrate Rugged, Secure Server Solutions at MILCOM 2011

LynxSecure, highly secure virtualization technology and CoolShell blade server provide a versatile platform for military applications.

San Jose, CA, December 01, 2011 --( LynuxWorks, Inc., a world leader in the secure virtualization market, and Themis Computer, a leading global supplier of ruggedized, commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) board and system-level products for military applications, team to demonstrate a new rugged, high-performance multilevel secure solution at MILCOM 2011. The companies will showcase LynuxWorks’ LynxSecure secure separation kernel and embedded hypervisor running on Themis’ CoolShell blade servers.

Nowhere are the requirements for secure high-performance computing more dramatic than the battlefield. The military requires transportable, high-performance, secure computing platforms optimized for field deployment—where difficult conditions are the norm. This means secure, compact, lightweight, and highly available computing that is easy to use. The ideal solution must be scalable and designed to maximize virtual environments. Because back-up windows are short and bandwidth is limited, access to data must be fast, secure, and reliable.

LynxSecure’s highly secure virtualization solution utilizes CoolShell’s hardware-virtualization technology and multiple processor cores to provide one of the most advanced multilevel secure platforms available in military and aerospace systems today. The LynxSecure solution is also available on Themis RES rack mountable, small form factor, and 3U VPX Mission and Payload Systems (MPS).

LynxSecure 5.0 and CoolShell – Unrivaled Security and Application Performance
“The combination of LynxSecure 5.0 running on ruggedized CoolShell blade servers brings unparalleled security, reliability, and virtualization to high-performance military embedded systems,” said Gurjot Singh, CEO and president at LynuxWorks. “It is no longer necessary to compromise on performance or security when consolidating applications onto a rugged virtualized server. All military systems from data centers to the battlefield can now have it all—unprecedented ruggedness, performance, reliability, virtualization, and ultra security in a single system.”

LynxSecure provides one of the most flexible secure virtualization solutions for use in Intel architecture-based embedded and computer systems. Designed to maintain the highest levels of military security and built-from-the-ground-up to achieve it, LynxSecure 5.0 now offers an industry-leading combination of security with functionality, allowing developers and integrators to use the latest software and hardware technologies to build complex multi-OS based systems. LynxSecure 5.0 provides two types of device virtualization, either direct assignment of physical devices to individual guest OSes for maximum security, or secure device sharing across selected guest OSes for maximum functionality in resource constrained endpoints such as laptops. LynxSecure also offers two OS virtualization schemes: para-virtualized guest OS’s such as Linux and LynxOS-SE OS’s offering maximum performance; and fully virtualized guest OS’s such as Windows, Solaris and Chromium OS’s requiring no changes to the guest OS. Another key performance feature that LynxSecure offers is the ability to run both fully virtualized and para-virtualized guest OS’s that have Symmetric Multi-processing (SMP) capabilities across multiple cores.

"Security without a compromise to performance is a key requirement for many of our military customers," said William Kehret, CEO and president at Themis. "The combination of our high performance CoolShell bladed system with LynxSecure 5.0 provides the highest levels of security and application performance available in the industry today," explained Kehret.

The CoolShell rugged server technology combines a high-performance, single-board computer and graphics processor in a blade server configuration for rugged systems applications in demanding environments. CoolShell blade servers use commercial CPU boards in rugged packages that provide superior electronics cooling and thermal management. The CoolShell CS-3U and CS-5U systems are modularly maintainable, commercial blade server systems that combine an extended complement of processing, memory and I/O, into a 3U or 5U rack mountable CoolShell sub-rack, and provide thermal footprint headroom to accommodate aggressive scaling of commercial microprocessor core density, speed, and power.

About LynuxWorks
LynuxWorks is a world leader in secure virtualization and open and reliable real-time operating systems (RTOS). The award-winning LynxSecure offers a secure separation kernel and hypervisor that forms a platform for the development of high assurance systems and cloud deployments for sensitive data. Since it was established in 1988, LynuxWorks has created technology that has been successfully deployed in thousands of designs and millions of products made by leading communications, avionics, aerospace/defense, and consumer electronics companies. LynuxWorks' headquarters are located in San Jose, CA. For more information, visit


LynuxWorks is a trademark and LynxOS is a registered trademark of LynuxWorks, Inc. Themis, the Themis logo, and CoolShell are trademarks or registered trademarks of Themis Computer. Other brand or product names are registered trademarks or trademarks of the respective holders.

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Themis Computer
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