Security MIPS VZ instructions and virtual platforms

One of the hottest topics in embedded systems today is security and safety. And one of the ways to address security and safety concerns is by using hypervisors and/or secure operating systems, and by specifically adding security into embedded software. To facilitate these techniques, Imagination Technologies added in hardware virtualization instructions – the VZ extensions – to the…

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Imperas is founding member of the prpl Foundation Security Working Group

Founding members of the Security PEG include Broadcom, CUPP Computing, Elliptic Technologies, Ikanos, Imagination Technologies, Imperas Software, Ingenic, Kernkonzept, Lantiq (recently acquired by Intel), Qualcomm Atheros, Inc., Seltech, and others.

In March 2015, the prpl Foundation, an open-source non-profit foundation focused on enabling next-generation datacenter-to-device portable software and virtualized architectures, today announced the formal organization of its Security PEG (prpl Engineering Group). The formation of the Security PEG follows months of intensive planning by a subset of prpl members dedicated to defining an open security framework for deploying secured and authenticated virtualized services in the IoT and related emerging markets.

The new Security PEG will define a security roadmap to get from today’s software-virtualized solutions to full hardware supported virtualization, enabling multi-domain security across processors (CPUs, GPUs, NPUs), heterogeneous SoCs and systems built on these technologies including connected devices, routers and hubs. In addition, the Security PEG will define necessary open APIs (application programming interfaces) for various levels of the security stack.

“Our customers see a real need and demand for industry-wide solutions addressing secure hypervisors, operating systems, firmware and applications. Imperas is excited to participate in the Security PEG to help enable a standard framework and APIs for security based on hardware supported virtualization.” said Simon Davidmann, CEO, Imperas Software.

For more information, please read the http://prplfoundation.org/ announcement.

 

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