SYSGO has reached another great milestone with PikeOS. As the first and as of today the only RTOS vendor, we received Common Criteria EAL 3+ certification for the PikeOS Hypervisor. The subject of certification by the Federal Office for Information Security (Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik – BSI) is the separation kernel in PikeOS, which ensures strict separation of applications running on the same hardware through spatial and temporal partitioning. Such a separation is required above all in safety-critical systems and is usually also mandatory for the certification of the overall system.
With Common Criteria, the separation in PikeOS is now certified according to the most stringent security standard that most industry-specific standards are based upon. Especially in connection with autonomous driving, but also in the aerospace and military sectors, certification according to Common Criteria is increasingly becoming a necessity. With a certified PikeOS, developers from all industries have a solid basis for their systems and their certification efforts.
For developers of critical systems in the aerospace, automotive, railway, industrial and medical industries, PikeOS certification not only means a safe and effective separation of applications, but also a faster and more cost-effective certification of their overall system, since the operating system itself no longer has to be taken into account in this process. In particular, PikeOS makes it easier for the BSI to approve systems for the German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr) and should also help with similar approvals in the defense industry around the world.
For us at SYSGO this certification is a great achievement and we will continue to strive and not only improve our products, but also help our customers throughout the ever more complex certification process.