Hex Five Announces General Availability of MultiZone Security for Linux - Commercial Enclave for RISC-V processors

December 12, 2019 Tiera Oliver

Hex Five Security Inc., provider of policy-based hardware-enforced separation for a number of security domains, announces the general availability of MultiZone Security for Linux, designed to bring security through separation to embedded systems. MultiZone Security is available for the Microchip PolarFire system-on-chip, the hardened real-time, Linux capable, RISC-V-based microprocessor subsystem. Support for additional RISC-V processors to be announced later in 2020.

For safety-critical applications that run trusted workloads on untrusted platforms, MultiZone Security provides hardware-enforced software-defined separation for multiple execution domains with full control of data, programs and peripherals. Contrary to hypervisor-based solutions, MultiZone Security is completely self-contained, it presents a limited attack surface (<2KB), it is formally verifiable, and doesn't require hardware support for virtualization or changes to existing application software. With MultiZone Security, open source software, third party libraries, and legacy binaries can be configured for safety and security.

"The PolarFire SoC field programmable gate array (FPGA) provides many security primitives such as physical memory protection, a differential power analysis resistant crypto core, and defense-grade secure boot," said Shakeel Peera, associate vice president of marketing for the FPGA business unit at Microchip.

MultiZone Security for Linux will be unveiled to the general public at the RISC-V Summit, December 10-12, 2019 in San Jose, California - https://tmt.knect365.com/risc-v-summit/

For more information, please visit: https://hex-five.com/#

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Tiera Oliver, edtorial intern for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content edits as well as newsletter updates. She also assists in news content as far as constructing and editing stories. Before interning for ECD, Tiera had recently graduated from Northern Arizona University where she received her B.A. in journalism and political science and worked as a news reporter for the university's student led newspaper, The Lumberjack.

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