Express Logic announced that its collaboration with the security evaluation lab Brightsight has helped its X-Ware IoT Platform Secure Connectivity (SC) become what it says is the industry’s first deeply embedded cloud connectivity software platform to achieve EAL4+ common criteria security certification.

This certification is designates 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. 

X-Ware IoT Platform SC is the subset of X-Ware IoT Platform that pertains to cloud connectivity. It includes ThreadX RTOS with more than 6.2 billion deployments, NetX Duo embedded IPv4 & IPv6 TCP/IP stack, NetX Secure TLS, and NetX MQTT. These components are the subject of this EAL4+ security certification effort.  This EAL4+ common criteria certification effort is designed to be generic and therefore portable to virtually any device based on X-Ware IoT Platform SC.

The X-Ware IoT Platform SC is created in-house, meaning that it includes no open-source code and is professionally supported. X-Ware IoT Platform SC is designed to provide high performance while maintaining a small footprint.

In addition to its performance and size advantages, the X-Ware IoT Platform SC leverages the safety-certified FileX embedded FAT-32/exFAT file system, GUIX GUI development and embedded runtime framework, and USBX embedded host/device USB stack. This is intended to make the entire X-Ware IoT Platform solution available to embedded developers who are creating IoT applications that require more than just cloud connectivity.