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Commercial IoT Solution Achieves Arm PSA Certification


Royalty-free real-time operating systems (RTOSes) specialist, Express Logic, has announced that its industrial-grade X-Ware IoT Platform has become an Arm PSA Certified product; currently the only such commercial product to earn this distinction. PSA Certified is an IoT security evaluation scheme created by Arm to support customers in implementing the level of security needed for their devices.

Its objective is to help build trust in the Internet of Things by making independent security testing the norm for IoT platforms. This achievement was made possible thanks to Express Logic’s collaboration with Brightsight, the world’s leading security evaluation lab.

The X-Ware IoT Platform is built on the powerful ThreadX RTOS, which has more than 6.2 billion deployments, and leverages the small footprint and near wirespeed of Express Logic’s NetX Duo IPv4/IPv6 TCP/IP stack for IoT connectivity. The X-Ware IoT Platform is the safest IoT embedded development RTOS and middleware solution on the market.

In addition to the Arm PSA certification, it has attained the highest levels of safety certifications including IEC 61508 SIL 4 (the highest, most dependable level as determined by IEC), IEC 62304 Class C, ISO 26262 ASIL D, EN 50128 SW-SIL 4, UL 60730-1 Annex H, CSA E60730-1 Annex H, IEC 60730-1 Annex H, IEC 60335-1 Annex R, and IEC 60335-1 Annex R, 1998.

For those devices and applications that must do more than just connect to the IoT, the X-Ware IoT Platform offers the safety-certified FileX embedded FAT-32/exFAT file system, the GUIX GUI development and embedded runtime framework, and the USBX embedded host/device USB stack.

Furthermore, the X-Ware IoT Platform already has a suite of security products, including ThreadX modules and ARMv8-M support, NetX Secure IPsec, TLS/DTLS, and EAL 4+ Common Criteria certification. The common Express Logic practice of developing all products in-house without any open-source, makes the X-Ware IoT platform the safest and most secure IoT software solution for embedded development on the market.

“Brightsight is excited to work with Express Logic on this PSA certification project,” said Dirk-Jan Out, CEO, Brightsight. “PSA Certified will improve the security of IoT devices and build a higher level of trust in the value chain. This trust is critical for the IoT to succeed. As one of the leading partners of PSA Certified, we are proud to be the security lab and advisory partner supporting Express Logic in its commitment to secure its products.”

Arm’s PSA helps make security implementation easier and more affordable for developers to design into IoT devices. Arm’s PSA provides guidance, documentation, and deliverables through every phase of development, enabling developers to get their products to market faster and more cost-effectively.

William E. Lamie, President, Express Logic, explained: “The IoT presents ever-increasing opportunities and challenges, especially when it comes to secure connectivity. The X-Ware IoT Platform provides Arm PSA embedded developers a rock-solid commercial connectivity solution to meet those safety and security requirements without compromise.”

Source Express Logic

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