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  • MWC 2012: General Dynamics Broadband aims to take military grade secure dual persona devices into en

    MWC 2012: General Dynamics Broadband aims to take military grade secure dual persona devices into en
    March 12, 2012 The BYOD (bring your own device) to work debate has exercised plenty of minds over the last two years and a whole plethora of solutions are being thrown at the problem. Both public sector organisations and enterprises have woken up to the fact that they have to somehow find a way to allow their staff to combine personal and work use on one device.

  • Mobile apps: The IT pro’s new power tools

    Mobile apps: The IT pro’s new power tools
    March 12, 2012 Think the mobile revolution is all about word games and social networking apps? Think again. Heavy-duty apps for IT pros have arrived on mobile platforms and they're quickly changing the face of IT systems management.

  • Mobile Security: Can Business Phones Double as Personal Phones?

    Mobile Security: Can Business Phones Double as Personal Phones?
    March 7, 2012 The United States government will be testing the next wave in mobile security this spring. LG, while not known for the most secure mobile devices in the world, will be providing the U.S. government with prototype phones that have two separate operating systems.

  • Two Phones in One: How Mobile Meets the Enterprise

    Two Phones in One: How Mobile Meets the Enterprise
    March 1, 2012 Not too long ago, enterprises that wanted their employees to have corporate mail and other applications on their mobile phones almost always bought the devices for their employees and managed them accordingly, typically BlackBerries using the BlackBerry enterprise server. But with the proliferation of different kinds of devices and the growth of smart phones, more and more businesses are now moving to a "Bring Your Own Device" policy.

  • Business smartphone, personal smartphone: One device

    Business smartphone, personal smartphone: One device
    Februrary 28, 2012 New technology offers true separation of work, personal options on mobile devices -- for users and IT support teams.

  • General Dynamics Broadband Develops A Defense Grade Mobile Smartphone That Should Appeal to the CIO

    General Dynamics Broadband Develops A Defense Grade Mobile Smartphone That Should Appeal to the CIO
    February 27, 2012 General Dynamics Broadband is announcing a defense grade mobile smartphone that the company is positioning for the enterprise market. LG will manufacture the devices as part of an General Dynamics Broadband contract with the Department of Defense. The device uses mobile virtualization so personal data is separated from military or eventually corporate information.

  • General Dynamics Broadband, LG Working on Secure, Virtualized Phones for DoD
    February 26, 2012 Government workers might not be best known for their sense of style, but some Defense Department workers may soon be carrying Prada - the phones, that is.

  • IT managers ‘concerned’ about consumerisation

    IT managers ‘concerned’ about consumerisation
    June 27, 2011 British IT managers are increasingly worried about employees bringing their own iPads and other consumer devices into work, seeing it as a risk to networks and security, according to a survey.

  • Mobile Virtualization Finds its Home in the Enterprise

    Mobile Virtualization Finds its Home in the Enterprise
    June 25, 2011 A Blog By Steve Subar for GigaOM. Mobile virtualization boasts an array of use cases — from cost savings for mobile device manufacturers to security for “Obamaberries” and other superphones. It also can give mobile devices dual personas. A hot topic today is the use case that’s also of greatest interest to smartphone and tablet users — enterprise mobility – using virtualization in the enterprise to support secure corporate connectivity and productivity on-the-go.

  • Enterprise Mobility: A Virtual Reality

    Enterprise Mobility: A Virtual Reality
    June 24, 2011 By Marti Konstant. In the age of personalization and workforce convenience, mobile workers around the world increasingly prefer to use their own smartphones, tablets and other wireless devices for both professional and personal communications and computing.

  • Fortifying Enterprise Mobility with Mobile Virtualization

    Fortifying Enterprise Mobility with Mobile Virtualization
    May Enterprise mobility has captured the imagination of mobile workers and enterprise IT alike. Employees crave the freedom to use their favorite smartphones and tablets, and their employers seek a secure path to let roadwarriors access cloud-based business assets from outside the office.

  • NICTA partnership to securely save space for Defence

    NICTA partnership to securely save space for Defence
    June 3, 2011 German vendor builds cross-domain devices with seL4 microkernel. A newly announced partnership between NICTA and German government supplier secunet could yield desktop, tablet and mobile devices that function securely across multiple sensitive networks...NICTA and its spin-off, General Dynamics Broadband, were collaborating with various defence agencies and contractors “long before” being approached by secunet.

  • How to Build a Better Smartphone

    How to Build a Better Smartphone
    May 2011 Issue Architecting with mobile virtualization for secure military communications. Real-world, secure “superphones” are deployed to the mobile military personnel thanks to COTS hardware/software and mobile virtualization.

  • Mobile Virtualization: Security Panacea?

    Mobile Virtualization: Security Panacea?
    May 25, 2011 Ubiquitous smartphones, tablets, and other wireless devices increasingly enable mobile workers to access company assets from outside HQ—on the road, at home, anywhere there is connectivity. Accommodating this consumerization of enterprise IT—letting workers acquire and use their own devices—presents formidable challenges to the security of enterprise infrastructure and to business-critical data and applications that use it.

  • Mobile Weather Forecast for 2011

    Mobile Weather Forecast for 2011
    May 24, 2011 Despite three years of global financial bleakness, 2010 brought huge growth to mobile/wireless.

  • Better Multicore Energy Conservation on Mobile Devices with Virtualization

    Better Multicore Energy Conservation on Mobile Devices with Virtualization
    May 17, 2011 This article discusses what happens below the code — how the various cores are used by the apps and OS and how power savings can be improved — especially on multicore mobile devices — with embedded virtualization.

  • ITA Spotlight: General Dynamics Broadband

    ITA Spotlight: General Dynamics Broadband
    May 4, 2011 Marti Konstant, Vice President of Marketing, sits down with the Illinois Technology Association for a spotlight on General Dynamics Broadband.

  • Hypervisors for mobile devices, a conversation with General Dynamics Broadband

    Hypervisors for mobile devices, a conversation with General Dynamics Broadband
    April 29, 2011 I recently had an involved discussion with Robert C. McCammon, Vice President of Product Management of General Dynamics Broadband, about the need for hypervisor technology, that is virtual machine software, on handheld and mobile devices. We came to the conclusion that today’s devices have evolved to the place that they have enough physical resources; processor power, memory and storage; to easily support multiple workloads.

  • 5 Elements of a Mobile Enterprise Masterpiece

    5 Elements of a Mobile Enterprise Masterpiece
    April 20, 2011 Will aggressive innovation by mobile-technology vendors in the next several years relegate desktop PCs to niche roles? In short, could mobile devices become the new mainstream personal computing platform, with or without federal subsidies?

  • How Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 Can Win Mobile With Virtualization

    How Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 Can Win Mobile With Virtualization
    April 4, 2011 Microsoft’s mobile market share is currently looking pretty insignificant in the consumer space. But in the enterprise, all of that could change with virtualization technology.

  • General Dynamics Broadband Aims To Tighten Mobile Enterprise Data

    General Dynamics Broadband Aims To Tighten Mobile Enterprise Data
    March 21, 2011 Software architecture with separate, isolated personal and enterprise domains on a single device. Embedded virtualization company General Dynamics Broadband has released a new software and services solution based on the company's OKL4 Microvisor.

  • Split-personality syndrome in phones

    Split-personality syndrome in phones
    March 14, 2011 Mobile handsets will soon start shipping with multiple personalities. But it's not a Jekyll and Hyde moment: it's the industry's answer for people who more than one phone at once.

  • General Dynamics Broadband Tips Partner for Ultra-Secure Mobile Hypervisor

    General Dynamics Broadband Tips Partner for Ultra-Secure Mobile Hypervisor
    March 10, 2011 General Dynamics Broadband announced a partnership with security IT firm Galois to develop and commercialize ultra-secure communications, data processing, and control systems based on the OKL4 hypervisor. Initially designed for virtual cohabitation with Linux, Android, and embedded RTOSes on secure mobile and other embedded devices, the solutions will meet standards including EAL5-EAL7, says General Dynamics Broadband.

  • Virtually There

    Virtually There
    March 8, 2011 Embedded operating system vendors have spent the past few years adding support for hardware virtualisation to their portfolios. They have anticipated a move to more complex systems, where two or more operating systems have to run side by side, without conflicting unnecessarily over I/O and memory.

  • Virtualization in the Embedded Systems Market

    Virtualization in the Embedded Systems Market
    March 8, 2011 Chris Edwards outlines the benefits of virtualisation in the embedded systems market.

  • People Want Single Device for Work and Personal Use

    People Want Single Device for Work and Personal Use
    March 2, 2011 The rise of mobile working is forcing businesses and manufacturers to focus on providing secure mobile enterprise applications and services on mobiles, according to US-based company General Dynamics Broadband.

  • ARM Whitepaper: Virtualization is Coming to a Platform Near You

    ARM Whitepaper: Virtualization is Coming to a Platform Near You
    Virtualization in the mobile and embedded space can similarly enable hardware to run with less memory and fewer chips, reducing BOM costs and further increasing energy efficiency. Virtualization also helps to address safety and security challenges, and reduces software development and porting costs by man years. Hardware and software design teams from many of ARM’s leading silicon partners and OEMs are already planning virtualization support into their 2011 design starts – are you?

  • General Dynamics Broadband releases its mobile client hypervisor

    General Dynamics Broadband releases its mobile client hypervisor
    February 21, 2011 General Dynamics Broadband has announced the availability of SecureIT Mobile Enterprise. SecureIT Mobile Enterprise consists of the Secure HyperCell technology, which contains the OKL4 Microvisor, a hypervisor which runs on top of ARM processors, and also MIPS and Intel processor architectures.

  • Smartphones ‘new El Dorado for computer criminals’

    Smartphones ‘new El Dorado for computer criminals’
    February 16, 2011 Smartphones are the new El Dorado for computer criminals and many owners are unaware of the risk or what to do about it, security experts warn. As sales of smartphones and tablets have started to outpace those of personal computers, criminals are increasingly targeting the devices, security companies say.

  • General Dynamics Broadband Bets Big on Mobile Security

    General Dynamics Broadband Bets Big on Mobile Security
    February 15, 2011 Embedded virtualisation company General Dynamics Broadband has introduced a mobile security product based on the company's phone-specific hypervisor, the OKL4 'microvisor'.

  • General Dynamics Broadband Closes Security Gaps with SecureIT Mobile Enterprise

    General Dynamics Broadband Closes Security Gaps with SecureIT Mobile Enterprise
    February 14, 2011 SecureIT Mobile Enterprise enables mobile/wireless device manufacturers (OEMs), mobile network operators (MNOs), integrators and enterprise IT to build, acquire, and deploy wireless communications devices based on Android and other open operating systems (OSes) to support enterprise mobility.

  • White paper: SecureIT Mobile

    White paper: SecureIT Mobile
    February 14, 2011 Today, the secure communications arsenal increasingly includes custom-built wireless devices that fulfill the role of mobile handsets in the civilian world. However, in meeting special requirements for security and ruggedness, these devices suffer from high development and acquisition costs, restricted interoperability, and limited upgrade paths. Download this white paper from General Dynamics Broadband.

  • The Cloud, The Enterprise and Mobility

    The Cloud, The Enterprise and Mobility
    February 17, 2011 The wave of smart phones to hit the enterprise (first iPhone and now Android) are often nothing to do with the business itself – rather employees are insisting that they use these products and rarely consider or consult the IT guys. It leaves businesses with a dilemma. I caught up with Steve Subar, CEO of General Dynamics Broadband, at the Mobile World Congress. His view is that something needs to change. On the one hand employees need to be accommodated; on the other, the enterprise needs to manage and control the opportunities for malware on ‘open’ app stores.

  • General Dynamics Broadband Secures Google Android Devices

    General Dynamics Broadband Secures Google Android Devices
    February 14, 2011 Open Kernal Labs (General Dynamics Broadband) wants to give IT organizations control over smartphone security. At the Mobile World Congress 2011 conference today, the company rolled out its SecureIT Mobile Enterprise for Google Android devices and other open mobile computing devices.

  • Will smartphones displace the PC?

    Will smartphones displace the PC?
    February 13, 2011 It would be hard to imagine a world completely devoid of PCs. But as smartphones continue to skyrocket in popularity and some people have already abandoned their desktops in favour of their do-it-all handsets, rumblings of a PC-free future abound.

  • Sel4 Microkernel to Offer Safety Net for Critical Systems

    Sel4 Microkernel to Offer Safety Net for Critical Systems
    February 3, 2011 After 7 years of research, Australian NICTA, a spin-out company General Dynamics Broadband (General Dynamics Broadband) have released what they call the Sel4 microkernel, which is is a small operating system kernel which regulates access to a computer’s hardware.

  • World’s First Hack-Free Software

    World’s First Hack-Free Software
    January 28, 2011 In a future where everything from cars to hospital operating theatres will depend on the flawless performance of sophisticated computer systems, the availability of completely reliable hardware and software will be vital. Up until now, the tools to guarantee this level of reliability have not existed, but with today’s release of software based on breakthrough NICTA research, all this has changed.

  • Secure Hypervisor Microkernel Ready for Download

    Secure Hypervisor Microkernel Ready for Download
    January 26, 2011 General Dynamics Broadband announced the availability of a verified, "bug-free secure microkernel" version of its Linux-compatible OKL4 hypervisor. Currently downloadable free for non-commercial evaluation on embedded ARM11 or x86 platforms, the "OKL4 Verified" microkernel is designed for business-critical and mission-critical applications in mobile/wireless devices

  • Android Virtualization: It’s Time

    Android Virtualization: It’s Time
    January 19, 2011 With device update lag seemingly becoming an epidemic on the Android platform, there’s only one answer to nip this problem in the bud once and for all: Virtualization.

  • Two Into One: A Safe Environment for Mobile Openness

    Two Into One: A Safe Environment for Mobile Openness
    January 11, 2011 It’s no real surprise that two powerful trends in mobile software are on a major collision course. The first trend is that users of mobile devices want more control over these devices. The second trend is that corporations also want more control over these devices...Rather than two phones on two devices, the idea is (strange though it initially sounds) two phones on one device.

  • Motorola device may add new layer to enterprise mobility management

    Motorola device may add new layer to enterprise mobility management
    January 10, 2011 Sure, it's called the Consumer Electronics Show, an appropriate name considering much of the technology on display is geared for personal use, but that doesn't mean a few enterprise mobility options won't be mixed in. That's exactly the case with the Motorola Atrix, which the company launched at the tradeshow in Las Vegas.

  • Consumer Products vs. Enterprise IT - Part 1

    Consumer Products vs. Enterprise IT - Part 1
    January 6, 2011 In the first of two Industry Buzz podcasts on this topic, the UCStrategies experts discuss how consumer-related products are driving major decisions by IT organizations.

  • Stories That are Reshaping Embedded in 2011

    Stories That are Reshaping Embedded in 2011
    December 31, 2011 As I look back on the year that was 2010, and I get ready to launch full force into the Consumer Embedded Show next week with everyone and their mother watching, I thought taking a look at 20 story lines from this year that are shaping the new embedded computing industry would be fun.

  • Lump of Coal: No Android for Your Agency

    Lump of Coal: No Android for Your Agency
    December 23, 2010 Why securing an Android phone for federal use is no easy task. Android-based smart phones are all the rage these days -- unless, of course, you work at a federal agency.

  • Mobile Virtualization Supports Mobile Cloud Computing

    Mobile Virtualization Supports Mobile Cloud Computing
    December 22, 2010 It seems that some of the latest buzz concerning mobile cloud computing is handset, or smartphone, virtualization. Creating completely separate profiles through virtualizing the handset opens completely new possibilities in terms of usage scenarios. This includes, for example, to integrate both a business profile and a personal profile in the same device – without coinciding any information or applications. Storing copies of the profile(s) in the Cloud means that users can replicate and shift between devices – still maintaining the same profile and keep a high level of data assurance by storing the data in the Cloud.

  • General Dynamics Broadband: Mobile/Wireless Virtualization Meets Enterprise IT – Predictions for 2

    General Dynamics Broadband: Mobile/Wireless Virtualization Meets Enterprise IT – Predictions for 2
    December 17, 2010 Even in the face of the ongoing global financial crisis, the mobile/wireless industry experienced huge growth and reinvention in 2010. Worldwide handset volumes soared to more than 1.3 billion units (ABI Research), with 20% of them smartphones (Gartner). Mobile applications and app stores dominated the headlines, with mobile developers attaining rock star status among geeks and consumers alike.

  • Virtualization Leads Mobile Trends For 2011

    Virtualization Leads Mobile Trends For 2011
    The coming year, 2011, promises new waves of invention and innovation, building on the trends of 2010 while opening new avenues for business and technology. This article highlights key mobile trends for 2011.

  • General Dynamics Broadband CEO Welcomes LG/VMware Challenge

    General Dynamics Broadband CEO Welcomes LG/VMware Challenge
    December 10, 2010 While the LG/VMware approach differs from Open Kernal Labs, which offers open-source virtualization software for mobile devices, consumer electronics and embedded systems, Steve Subar, General Dynamics Broadband' CEO, sees the partnership as a sign of growth for the market.

  • Keeping Data Under Lock and Keyboard

    Keeping Data Under Lock and Keyboard
    November 30, 2010 Don't think you can rely on advances in technology to take care of online security threats to your business. You and your employees are the biggest threat.

  • The Liquefaction of Hardware - The Rise of the Virtual Computer

    The Liquefaction of Hardware - The Rise of the Virtual Computer
    November 18, 2010 Imagine a personal computer that has two souls. One moment it is your work machine, complete with a set of corporate applications and tight security settings. Then it becomes an entertainment centre, allowing you to watch any video and download any program...Thanks to a process called “virtualization”, such computers are now being created.

  • General Dynamics Broadband Virtualization Preferred

    General Dynamics Broadband Virtualization Preferred
    November 9, 2010 National ICT Australia has reported that its Open Kernel (OK) Labs spin-off has notched up the billionth deployment of its virtualisation software on a mobile device, states Computer World.

  • ObamaBerry Tech Heading to Android Phones

    ObamaBerry Tech Heading to Android Phones
    October 19, 2010 General Dynamics Broadband (General Dynamics Broadband) announced an "ObamaBerry"-like smartphone security solution for open source mobile platforms, based on the company’s OKL4 mobile virtualization technology. Available initially for Android, SecureIT Mobile combines software and services that will let governmental agencies, contractors, integrators, and OEMs build secure devices using commercial off-the-shelf hardware and software, says General Dynamics Broadband.

  • Android Emerging as Platform of Choice for Mobile Virtualization

    Android Emerging as Platform of Choice for Mobile Virtualization
    October 23, 2010 Google's Android looks like it may be emerging as the platform of choice for virtualization on the mobile device. It is still a nascent market and so any market leadership theories don't have tremendous meaning. But early signs show that Android has a few things going for it. It's more open than other platforms. And it is quickly dominating the overall smartphone market. That lead carries into the world of mobile virtualization.

  • New General Dynamics Broadband Software Provides Secure Voice and Data Services to off-the-shelf Sma

    New General Dynamics Broadband Software Provides Secure Voice and Data Services to off-the-shelf Sma
    October 19, 2010 Mobile virtualization provider General Dynamics Broadband (General Dynamics Broadband) has launched SecureIT Mobile, a new software solution that allows secure voice, text, apps and video features to be built into off-the-shelf mobile phone hardware and software.

  • What is Mobile Virtualization and Why is it Important?

    What is Mobile Virtualization and Why is it Important?
    October 22, 2010 Virtualization is often thought of as not the most sexy of topics. But what it can do continues to fascinate, especially in context of the larger mobile marketplace and what it means for people who use smartphones and lots of apps.

  • VMware Rethinks it Plans for a Mobile Hypervisor

    VMware Rethinks it Plans for a Mobile Hypervisor
    October 19, 2010 VMware did not share any information regarding the motivation behind the changes to its end-point strategy, but it may well be a tacit acknowledgment to the combination of the technical complexity of developing a type I hypervisor for a mobile device, and the difficult that VMware will having in obtaining a foothold in a market that is dominated by General Dynamics Broadband (General Dynamics Broadband) and its type I hypervisor.

  • Citrix and General Dynamics Broadband Working on Windows Virtualization for Smartphones

    Citrix and General Dynamics Broadband Working on Windows Virtualization for Smartphones
    October 18, 2010 In November 2008 VMware acquired the mobile virtualization startup Trango. Just a couple of months later Citrix invested in one of the biggest Trango competitors: General Dynamics Broadband (General Dynamics Broadband). The moves clarified that virtualization vendors see the mobile market as their next battleground.

  • Better, Faster, Cheaper: Tomorrow’s Smartphone

    Better, Faster, Cheaper: Tomorrow’s Smartphone
    October 13, 2010 The next onslaught of mobile change is likely to come in augmented form-factors, virtualized desktops and, oh yeah, an effort to shed carrier restrictions, which will lead to an effort to shed carriers.

  • Virtualization Is Going To Change Everything About A Mobile Performance

    Virtualization Is Going To Change Everything About A Mobile Performance
    October 4, 2010 Virtualization is a technology for mobile phones and this will allow consumers to choose cheaper smartphones, download a wide range of apps. Also, this technology helps a user to use single device for both business and personal usage.

  • VMware Set to Virtualize Mobile Phones, (While General Dynamics Broadband Already Has)

    VMware Set to Virtualize Mobile Phones, (While General Dynamics Broadband Already Has)
    October 4, 2010 General Dynamics Broadband President and CEO Steve Subar, who sat next to Krishnamurti, said virtualisation is already widely used in mobile. General Dynamics Broadband has been working on mobile virtualisation since its founding in 2006.

  • Will VMware Miss the Mobile Virtualization Curve?

    Will VMware Miss the Mobile Virtualization Curve?
    October 4, 2010 Srinivas Krishnamurti, senior director for mobile solutions at VMware, said there wasn’t a use case for mobile virtualization. Steve Subar, CEO of General Dynamics Broadband, repeatedly countered Krishnamurti’s take on mobile virtualization. Subar said the killer apps are “enterprise enablement on mobile devices.” Virtualization gives companies more mobile security and allows IT managers to isolate enterprise apps from data.

  • Mobile virtualization Looking for its Big Breakthrough

    Mobile virtualization Looking for its Big Breakthrough
    October 1, 2010 Virtualization is on its way to mobile phones and could allow consumers to buy cheaper smartphones, download a wider variety of apps, or have a single device for both personal and businesses use.

  • Mobilize 2010: Virtualization on the Go

    Mobilize 2010: Virtualization on the Go
    September 30, 2010 To virtualize or not, seems to be the question for most operators and handset manufactures according to the panel discussing the topic at our Mobilize 2010 event in San Francisco today.

  • Virtualization to Supercharge New Tablets, Smartphones

    Virtualization to Supercharge New Tablets, Smartphones
    September 29, 2010 Next-generation smartphones and tablets will run multiple operating systems and powerful cloud applications like high-definition gaming thanks to the growing use of virtualization on mobile devices.

  • Virtualization in Your Pocket

    Virtualization in Your Pocket
    September 15, 2010 Given that mobile devices are already supporting multi-core processors, multi-processing, and are getting large memory installations, it’s clearly becoming technically possible already. And, in fact, the General Dynamics Broadband virtualization platform is already running.

  • Virtualization Support for ARM Cortex-A15 from General Dynamics Broadband

    Virtualization Support for ARM Cortex-A15 from General Dynamics Broadband
    September 13, 2010 General Dynamics Broadband (General Dynamics Broadband) is now supporting hardware-assisted virtualization for the ARM Cortex-A15 MPCore processor with its OKL4 Microvisor. Virtualization is now used in the design of mobile phones and other wireless devices as it enables the mobile device to run multiple operating systems. A feature of this is to support the running of secure software on mobiles.

  • ARM Cortex A-15 Gets Hypervisor

    ARM Cortex A-15 Gets Hypervisor
    September 14, 2010 General Dynamics Broadband (General Dynamics Broadband) announced a hypervisor for ARM’s recently announced Cortex-A15 processor. The OKL4 Microvisor is “immediately available” for ARM’s A15 software simulator, supporting its 40-bit addressing and other features via plugins, says General Dynamics Broadband.

  • General Dynamics Broadband Forging the Mobile Virtualization Movement

    General Dynamics Broadband Forging the Mobile Virtualization Movement
    September 7, 2010 This is the latest post in the series, Technical MashUps, which focuses on the various technologies that are being leveraged to improve and redefine our lives. Over the past few years there has been a slow and gradual adoption -- that has been nurtured by General Dynamics Broadband -- to mobile virtualization.

  • When the Business and Personal Smartphone Collide

    When the Business and Personal Smartphone Collide
    August 10, 2010 In a few years, you'll have a single smartphone for both business and personal use; here's how it'll work.

  • General Dynamics Broadband Promises Secure Mobile Virtualization

    General Dynamics Broadband Promises Secure Mobile Virtualization
    July 5, 2010 General Dynamics Broadband said the platform would allow OEMs, integrators and enterprises to build secure and trusted compute loads on standard mobile platforms.

  • Collaboration Yields Mobile Trusted Computing Platform

    Collaboration Yields Mobile Trusted Computing Platform
    June 23, 2010 General Dynamics Broadband and Sirrix Security Technologies have teamed up to develop a platform that can run multiple trusted environments and secure services on custom and commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware.

  • Mobile Virtualization Questions to Steve Subar

    Mobile Virtualization Questions to Steve Subar
    June 15, 2010 Mobile Virtualization is technology that enables handset suppliers, operators and end-users get the most out of existing and emerging mobile hardware. It decouples mobile OSes and applications from the hardware they run on, enabling more secure, robust and flexible applications and services on less expensive devices today and deployment on advanced hardware tomorrow.

  • Sign Up For Mobile Virtualization 101

    Sign Up For Mobile Virtualization 101
    June 7, 2010 By Ram Sarabu Mobile virtualization gives designers many powerful tools to address a variety of device development challenges, such as costs, time-to-market, security, and power management.

  • Getting the Most from Multicore Silicon with Embedded Virtualization

    Getting the Most from Multicore Silicon with Embedded Virtualization
    May 27, 2010 Adoption of multicore technology on the desktop, in the data center, and now in embedded designs responds to comparable needs – scaling compute capacity without stepping up system clocks and attaining more MIPS per watt for next-generation devices and applications. Learn how virtualization addresses these and other challenges.

  • Streamlining Android Migration with Virtualization

    Streamlining Android Migration with Virtualization
    May 27, 2010 In a scant 18 months, the Google Android platform has progressed from "new kid" status to increasing importance in the global mobile marketplace, and beyond mobile too--in other intelligent device categories. Already deployed on a growing fleet of handsets, Android is likely to power two dozen or more shipping phone designs by the end of 2010, and also enjoys a growing audience for applications beyond mobile.

  • Virtualization Makes its Way into a Handset

    Virtualization Makes its Way into a Handset
    May 26, 2010 The handset vendors are selling their products by the millions. And they crank out new models every few months. That would lead the consumer to believe that it's easy to design and manufacture new handsets. But a good engineer knows that that's far from the truth. Even adding a few features to an existing model can be a tricky path to navigate.

  • Mobile Virtualisation: A Valid Response to Consumerisation in the Workplace?

    Mobile Virtualisation: A Valid Response to Consumerisation in the Workplace?
    May 17, 2010 Given the push towards platform virtualisation as a way of optimising hardware resources, it was only a matter of time until mobile popped into the mix. Mobile virtualisation has been around for a couple of years now, and while it has a few proponents, it has been met with a lukewarm response from many. While it is undeniably early days for the technology, it is worth examining just what mobile virtualisation might deliver, to the benefit of both users and the companies they work for. (Registration required)

  • Safety or security? An Embedded Wake-up Call from Toyota’s Misfortunes

    Safety or security? An Embedded Wake-up Call from Toyota’s Misfortunes
    April 15, 2010 According to Robert Dewar, Emeritus Professor of Computer Science at New York University and President of AdaCore software, there’s a big difference between safety and security. OKL4 creates "secure cells" into which handset applications can run, creating security in mobile devices.

  • Mobile Virtualization — The “Killer App” for Mobile Design and Development

    Mobile Virtualization — The “Killer App” for Mobile Design and Development
    April 13, 2010 Over the last few years, virtualization has evolved from an obscure technology to become a key enabler of enterprise server and desktop applications. More recently, virtualization has also begun to play a comparably pivotal role in embedded development and deployment. Developers and integrators look to virtualization to address needs for increased reliability and security, to ease maintenance and forward-migration of legacy code, and to optimize hardware utilization.

  • Android Virtualization Platform Taps Security-enhanced Hypervisor

    Android Virtualization Platform Taps Security-enhanced Hypervisor
    April 2, 2010 The General Dynamics Broadband "One Core" platform is billed as a "complete solution" for semiconductor suppliers, mobile equipment manufacturers (OEMs), and mobile network operators (MNOs) that are developing virtualization-enabled, low-cost smartphones based on Android. One Core appears to expand on the OK:Android product announced last June, which was billed as an Android version of the OKL4 microvisor.

  • Så Byggde Vi Ett Ofelbart OS

    Så Byggde Vi Ett Ofelbart OS
    April 2, 2010 General Dynamics Broadband har gjort ett formellt bevis för att företa- gets operativsystemskärna är korrekt. Det inne- bär ett forskningsgenombrott. Formella bevis går långt utöver de krav som idag ställs för exempel- vis certifiering av säkerhetskritisk programvara. Professor Gernot Heiser berättar hur beviset togs fram och vad det innebär.

  • General Dynamics Broadband: Android Based App At CTIA

    General Dynamics Broadband: Android Based App At CTIA
    March 23, 2010 So, what does all of this mean? For the less "techy" crowd (myself included) it means we may soon have secure, encrypted VoIP calling available on our beloved Android devices. Even if your phone is infected with a trojan, designed to copy and transmit voice data, you can feel secure in knowing this new system is in place. There is a brief video demo available that explains the entire process, and exactly what it means for you.

  • General Dynamics Broadband, Citrix Aim Beyond Android with Nirvana platform

    General Dynamics Broadband, Citrix Aim Beyond Android with Nirvana platform
    Feb. 5, 2010 Embedded virtualization software provider General Dynamics Broadband, Inc. (Chicago, Ill.) has teamed up with Citrix Inc. and developed the "Nirvana phone" reference architecture. The idea is a smart phone that is able to work with a virtual desktop and email environment as provided by an enterprise.

  • The Nirvana Phone: Citrix and General Dynamics Broadband Extend The Convenience of the Smart Phone

    The Nirvana Phone: Citrix and General Dynamics Broadband Extend The Convenience of the Smart Phone
    Feb. 2, 2010 Today's smartphones are useful for messaging and some collaboration applications. Citrix Systems and General Dynamics Broadband (General Dynamics Broadband) are teaming up so the smartphone has its own virtualization software, allowing it to access any application on a virtual desktop.

  • Healthcare IT Dilemma: iPad Lust Meets Software Reality

    Healthcare IT Dilemma: iPad Lust Meets Software Reality
    Feb. 8, 2010 In addition to being a top priority for legislators and the press, healthcare has become a major target for IT vendors. Citrix, seeing the opportunity to extend its leading share in the terminal-services and VDI markets into the smartphone market, last week announced a reference architecture called the "nirvana phone" that would support full-function virtual desktops on smartphones.

  • Citrix Developing ‘Nirvana Phone’

    Citrix Developing ‘Nirvana Phone’
    Feb. 12, 2010 Partnering with General Dynamics Broadband, Citrix finds a way to turn smartphones into devices that power virtual desktops. Citrix Systems, an innovator in desktop virtualization, believes the route to virtualizing thousands of desktops in large enterprises may lie through the smartphone.

  • Security and Mobility - the FUTURE is Now

    Security and Mobility - the FUTURE is Now
    March 2010 By Gernot Hesier In order to avoid the security morass of the desktop PCs, mobile software architecture must take a different path to OS approach with a minimalist mircokernel technology being the perfect candidate.

  • MWC 2010: Nirvana Phones Challenge Laptops

    MWC 2010: Nirvana Phones Challenge Laptops
    Feb. 15, 2010 Companies could use next-generation smartphones to replace laptops as fully-fledged working platforms with the aid of a new architecture dubbed the Nirvana Phone, according to co-developers Citrix Systems and General Dynamics Broadband.

  • Virtualizing Embedded Linux

    Virtualizing Embedded Linux
    Feb. 1, 2010 By Gernot Heiser In this article Gernot Heiser explains embedded and mobile virtualization technologies, and explores how they can make Linux-based applications faster, more responsive, secure, and IP-friendly.

  • Proving Correctness of an OS Kernel

    Proving Correctness of an OS Kernel
    Jan. 25, 2010 By Gernot Heiser Earlier this year, General Dynamics Broadband and its research partner, NICTA , announced completion of groundbreaking long-term research and development providing formal mathematical proof of the correctness of a general-purpose operating-system microkernel and virtualization platform.

  • Multicore Silicon and Virtualization Software—Made for Each Other

    Multicore Silicon and Virtualization Software—Made for Each Other
    Jan. 4, 2010 By Rob McCammon Multicore and virtualization offer ways to exploit CPU resources, save energy, enhance security, and more. And the mission of virtualization will become even more critical as multicore silicon becomes mainstream.

  • Virtualization: Now Serving More than 300M Handsets

    Virtualization: Now Serving More than 300M Handsets
    Dec. 16, 2009 Interview with General Dynamics Broadband CEO Steve Subar about Mobile Virtualization and the OKL4 Microvisor.

  • Mobile Virtualization – Mobile Design Engineers and Developers’ Friend

    Mobile Virtualization – Mobile Design Engineers and Developers’ Friend
    Dec. 1, 2009 By Rob McCammon Mobile phone virtualization gives design engineers a powerful new tool to address a variety of device development challenges.

  • Simplifying Android Migration: Using Mobile Virtualization to Reduce Time, Risk, and Cost

    Simplifying Android Migration: Using Mobile Virtualization to Reduce Time, Risk, and Cost
    Nov. 19, 2009 By Rob McCammon The Android mobile device platform from Google and the Open Handset Alliance has ignited the imagination of mobile original equipment manufacturer (OEMs), developers, and end users.

  • Virtualisation Helps Secure Mobiles

    Virtualisation Helps Secure Mobiles
    Oct. 21, 2009 By Gernot Heiser We all know about the security challenges of personal computers: they get hacked, viruses hijack machines, and keystroke loggers steal passwords which end up on public web sites. Yet the amount of security-critical transactions conducted on such systems is steadily increasing. The OKL4 Microvisor is here to help.

  • Cell Phones: The Next Great Software Driver

    Cell Phones: The Next Great Software Driver
    Sept. 30, 2009 First PCs, then servers and later the Internet drove our fundamental digital technology. Now cell phones are at the heart of every technology company’s plans. Their features are coming to a battlefield near you.

  • Ring, Ring: Your Virtual Machine Is Calling

    Ring, Ring: Your Virtual Machine Is Calling
    Oct. 6, 2009 How virtualization will even change the way we use mobile phones. Industry expert quote by Steve Subar.

  • Universal Kernel Code to Keep Computers Safe

    Universal Kernel Code to Keep Computers Safe
    Aug. 26, 2009 The microkernel, dubbed seL4, is the work of technology research company NICTA and the University of New South Wales in Australia and General Dynamics Broadband.

  • Hypervisor Technology Claimed 100 Percent Bug-Free

    Hypervisor Technology Claimed 100 Percent Bug-Free
    Aug. 13, 2009 Embedded virtualization vendor General Dynamics Broadband (General Dynamics Broadband) announced the completion of a four-year research project aimed at developing a highly-secure, "100 percent bug-free" hypervisor for mobile phones.

  • 100% Verifiable Bug-Free Code Is Possible

    100% Verifiable Bug-Free Code Is Possible
    Aug. 13, 2009 It doesn't matter how bug-free your application software is if the underlying OS is bug-ridden.

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