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MultiZone Named “This Week’s Cool Product”

The Embedded Muse
Jack Ganssle – Editor
Issue Number 389, January 6, 2020

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This Week’s Cool Product

Hex-Five Security’s MultiZone product is a software layer that uses hardware to enforce high security when using untrusted code. Currently RISC-V versions are available.

It’s a small (under 2 KB) bit of code that is formally verifiable. That’s a big selling point when pursuing a Common Criteria security standard. As I understand it, the product enforces separation zones to keep bad actors out of others’ sandboxes, which sounds like the Common Criteria’s separation kernels.

A datasheet is here. It’s free for non-commercial use.

Note: This section is about something I personally find cool, interesting or important and want to pass along to readers. It is not influenced by vendors.


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