ReFirm Labs Announces New Strategic Technology Collaboration for IoT Security with Wind River

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The new collaboration will spur the integration of ReFirm Labs’ IoT security solutions with the Wind River VxWorks real-time operating system for mission-critical systems in the aerospace and defense industries.

“Our new technology collaboration allows us to provide analysis and insight about firmware security for products built on top of the Wind River VxWorks platform for critical infrastructure applications." - Peter Eacmen, chief technology officer at ReFirm Labs

ReFirm Labs, a provider of the industry’s first proactive IoT and firmware security solutions, today announced a new strategic technology collaboration with Wind River®, a leader in delivering software for critical infrastructure. The new collaboration will accelerate the development and integration of ReFirm Labs’ Centrifuge Platform® for IoT security with Wind River’s VxWorks®, the most widely-deployed real-time operating system (RTOS) used in commercial aircraft, space exploration and military operations.

“For nearly 40 years, Wind River has helped the most recognizable brands in the aerospace and defense industries power generation after generation of embedded devices,” said Peter Eacmen, chief technology officer at ReFirm Labs. “Our new technology collaboration allows us to provide analysis and insight about firmware security for products built on top of the Wind River VxWorks platform for critical infrastructure applications.”

ReFirm Labs’ Centrifuge Platform® is the industry’s first proactive IoT and firmware security solution that allows companies to quickly analyze their firmware for hidden dangers and respond immediately to potential weak spots. Highly scalable, automated and cloud-based, Centrifuge Platform® can identify and report abnormalities and vulnerabilities in firmware – a specific class of software that provides the low-level control for the hardware of an IoT device – in less than 30 minutes. Centrifuge Platform® also provides a simple and reliable way for monitoring security across an entire system of deployed IoT devices without the need for agents or access to the network itself.

“Wind River’s collaboration with ReFirm Labs enables our customers to realize the full benefits offered by ReFirm Lab's Centrifuge Platform,” said Ray Petty, vice president of aerospace and defense markets at Wind River. “By teaming with an emerging leader in the IoT security space like ReFirm Labs, we're bringing together decades of experience securing devices, and we’re excited to offer that kind of world-class expertise to our customers.”

More than 14 billion IoT devices projected to be in use in homes and businesses by 2020, and industrial applications in manufacturing, transportation and logistics, and utilities are projected to account for 50% of IoT spending by 2020. The combined IoT markets are expected to grow to about $520 billion in 2021, more than double the $235 billion spent in 2017.

For more information about ReFirm Labs’ Centrifuge Platform, visit https://www.refirmlabs.com/centrifuge-platform/. For more information about ReFirm Labs’ certified partner program, visit https://www.refirmlabs.com/partners/.

About ReFirm Labs:
ReFirm Labs provides the industry’s first IoT and firmware security solutions that proactively vet, validate and continuously monitor IoT devices from hidden threats. Its flagship product, Centrifuge Platform®, detects and reports potential zero-day exploits, hidden crypto keys, backdoor passwords and known vulnerabilities in IoT devices without needing access to source code. ReFirm Labs’ technology has been proven to provide the insight and intelligence needed for users to proactively defend connected devices and maintain compliance and the integrity of supply chain security. Founded by a team of former NSA offensive cyber operators, ReFirm Labs is trusted by government agencies and Fortune 500 companies that operate in a wide variety of industries, including: telecommunications, cloud infrastructure and data centers, automotive, health care, utilities and manufacturing. For more information, visit http://www.refirmlabs.com or follow on Twitter @ReFirmLabs.

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