Wind River Acquires Star Lab, Bolsters Linux and Embedded System Cybersecurity Offerings

January 14, 2020 Brandon Lewis

Wind River has acquired Star Lab, a cybersecurity firm that offers system protection and anti-tamper toolsets for Linux and embedded systems. The company’s solutions conform to NIST 800-53 technical controls for federal information systems, and include:

  • Security Suite – Cybersecurity and anti-tamper capabilities for operationally-deployed Linux systems and distributions
  • Xen-based Embedded Hypervisor – Offers secure, open-source virtualization for embedded systems. 
  • Secure Boot – Ensures that device firmware and boot code are legitimate and have not been modified or manipulated.

Star Lab is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Wind River, and will provide additional expertise to Wind River’s Security Center of Excellence. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Brandon Lewis

Brandon Lewis, Editor-in-Chief of Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for guiding the property's content strategy, editorial direction, and engineering community engagement, which includes IoT Design, Automotive Embedded Systems, the Power Page, Industrial AI & Machine Learning, and other publications. As an experienced technical journalist, editor, and reporter with an aptitude for identifying key technologies, products, and market trends in the embedded technology sector, he enjoys covering topics that range from development kits and tools to cyber security and technology business models. Brandon received a BA in English Literature from Arizona State University, where he graduated cum laude. He can be reached by email at

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