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Advantech and Timesys Partner to Accelerate and Simplify Secure Internet of Things, Embedded System Product Development

‘Reduce Risk with RISC’ Program Enables Developers to Build Products that Start Secure and Stay Secure with Faster Time-to-Market

IRVINE, CALIF., May 3, 2018Advantech, a leading global manufacturer of ruggedized embedded computing products, services and IoT (Internet of Things) solutions, and Timesys Corporation (https://www.timesys.com), industry pioneer and leading provider of embedded, open source development tools and engineering services, today announced the partnership of both corporations; providing a new bundled offering for accelerating development of Internet of Things (IoT) and other embedded systems with powerful new security capabilities.

The “Reduce Risk with RISC” offer will enable developers of devices for the Internet of Things, Industrial IoT, Industry 4.0 and other embedded device applications to bring Advantech RISC-based products to market faster with strong security that does not compromise application performance. The program will also ensure that released products in production can maintain the needed security posture to protect mission critical enterprise systems and applications into the future.

Advantech and Timesys are hosting an educational webinar series starting Thursday, May 17, focusing on “Reduce Risk with RISC: Designing and Maintaining Secure Embedded Linux Devices with Advantech RISC Platforms.” Those who are interested in attending can learn more and register at www.timesys.com/risc-security-webinar.

Combined with the company’s comprehensive development portfolio, Timesys’ new Security Services Solution, which includes Security Vulnerability and Patch Notification Services, provides a complete development solution that enables device developers to bring open source-based products to market that are “Secure by Design” and that “Stay Secure” throughout the product lifecycle.

The “Reduce Risk with RISC” partnership makes Timesys Security Services available to product developers utilizing select RISC-based platforms from Advantech.

“Security of a device’s software and systems has never been more critical, with the heightened breach environment and tightening security requirements around the world,” said Atul Bansal, Timesys CEO. “Gone are the days when security can be an afterthought or be sacrificed altogether to get products to market faster. Today’s embedded systems support applications and processes that are critical to an enterprise’s operations and must be secure.”

“To reorganize the ecosystem, we are not only driving the unification in hardware and software, but we are introducing partners into this ecosystem in order to bring more add-on features in application development and complete the last mile to market. We believe Arm technology deserves to be shared, and our unified hardware, software and services will enable a brand-new collaboration model in the Arm market,” Miller Chang, Advantech President and VP of Embedded IoT Group. “Strong, effective security for products built using our platforms is essential to this mission, which is why this partnership with Timesys is an important enhancement for our customers.”

As part of the partnership program, product and application developers utilizing Advantech UBC-DS31, EPCR6410 and RSB-4411 RISC platforms powered by NXP i.MX 6 will receive a complimentary three-month subscription to the Timesys Security Vulnerability Notification Service. The notification service finds known reported security issues that are specific to a particular product, including fixed and unfixed Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs) for the particular version of each software component built.

The bundled offers will be available from Advantech resellers and online ordering system. Customers can extend the bundled offerings and optionally subscribe to Timesys’ Patch Notification Service by contacting Advantech or Timesys sales.

About Advantech

Founded in 1983, Advantech is a world-leader in providing trusted, innovative embedded and automation products and solutions. With a portfolio of over 1,000 products and a network of more than 8,000 talented people working in 92 major cities worldwide, the Industry 4.0 accelerator offers a comprehensive Internet of Things (IoT) portfolio, customer-centric design services and global logistics support. Renowned for developing and manufacturing high-quality, high-performance hardware and software computing components as well as complete platforms for more than 35 years, the billion-dollar company collaborates closely with select partners across a diverse range of market sectors to provide edge-to-cloud solutions for a wide array of applications— driving smart cities, intelligent hospital, smart factories and the advancement of industrial and commercial IoT— while achieving the collective corporate vision of enabling an intelligent planet. For more information, visit www.Advantech.com. Find Advantech on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.

About Timesys

Timesys is a pioneer and industry leader in providing embedded, open source development tools and engineering services across the “Embedded Project Spectrum” — from BSPs and devices, to mobile applications and IoT systems — for Linux, Android, RTOS and other open source solutions. Timesys offers a complete end-to-end device security solution that enables developers to implement security early in the design of embedded Linux based products and minimize security threats throughout the product lifecycle. With Timesys, OEMs, ODMS, and design houses can reduce product development costs, get to market faster, reallocate development resources and reduce project and business risks. With more than 20 years of experience in embedded development, Timesys’ broad portfolio, embedded expertise and extensive partner ecosystem are used by 1000+ customers to develop leading products and applications across a variety of industries including medical, industrial, networking, aerospace and consumer. For more information, visit www.timesys.com. Find Timesys on YouTube, Twitter and LinkedIn.


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