Wind River launches security software for Android devices

May 01, 2013

Toni_McConnel-May 01, 2013

Wind River has introduced three Solution Accelerators for Android Security that enhance Android-based device security with advancements around Security Enhanced (SE) Android, partitioning, and secure boot processes. The new modules include:

SE Android: Set of enhancements added to the open source SE Android project that address a variety of vulnerabilities to make SE Android suitable for commercial use. The module also enables specialized policies as demanded by enterprises and IT departments, such as restricted privileges and customized application download policies.

Lightweight Partitioning: Security isolation providing multiple encrypted partitions where data can be kept secure. Isolated operation modes allow different user and work purposes on a single device as multiple personas, and expands device usage models with specialized access to varying security domains such as top secret or classified data.

Secure Boot: Security components for verifying and validating each stage of the boot process before being executed, including advanced authentication to prevent malicious software from running. Module secures the boot process without affecting boot time


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