X-Ware IoT Platform SC achieves EAL4+ security certification

Express Logic believes that thanks to its collaboration with the world’s leading security evaluation lab Brightsight, its X-Ware IoT Platform Secure Connectivity (SC) has become the industry’s first deeply embedded cloud connectivity software platform to achieve EAL4+ common criteria security certification.

This certification ensures that the X-Ware IoT Platform SC meets all of the “Common Criteria” security assurances as administered by the Norwegian National Security Authority (SERTIT). The Common Criteria is an internationally recognized set of standards used by the federal government and other organizations to assess the security assurance of technology products, giving consumers the confidence that products specified at a certain level meet the package of security assurance requirements associated with that level.

X-Ware IoT Platform SC is the subset of X-Ware IoT Platform that pertains to cloud connectivity. It includes the ThreadX RTOS , NetX Duo embedded IPv4 & IPv6 TCP/IP stack, NetX Secure TLS, and NetX MQTT. These are the necessary components for connectivity with the majority of the world’s most popular cloud providers and they are also the subject of this EAL4+ security certification effort. Furthermore, this EAL4+ common criteria certification effort is designed to be generic — not based on any particular microprocessor or cloud provider and therefore portable to virtually any device based on X-Ware IoT Platform SC.

“IoT security is the primary concern of the embedded industry,” said William E. Lamie, President, Express Logic. “Industry analyst firm Gartner predicts that half of all security budgets for IoT will go to fault remediation, recalls, and safety failures rather than protection, creating a massive challenge for embedded IoT developers. Because securing the IoT is technically very difficult, our X-Ware IoT Platform SC EAL4+ common criteria certification is designed to ease the work of securing embedded IoT devices. With this certification, we are making development of secure devices easier, improving time-to-market, and greatly reducing the risk for device manufacturers.”

The X-Ware IoT Platform SC wast created in-house,  includes no open-source code and is professionally supported.

“We enjoyed working with Express Logic in evaluating the X-Ware IoT Platform Secure Connectivity,” said Dirk-Jan Out, CEO, Brightsight. “We congratulate them on achieving their EAL4+ certification and for leading the charge for increased security in the entire embedded IoT space.”