eCosCentric introduces eCosPro-SecureSockets

BOSTON, USA -- September 22, 2010 -- eCosCentric Limited, the eCos and RedBoot experts, today announced the availability of eCosPro-SecureSockets, a port of the widely used OpenSSL toolkit, adapted for deeply embedded applications using eCos®. eCosPro-SecureSockets is based on OpenSSL v1.0.0a, the most recent release of the toolkit.

eCosCentric have applied eCos's renowned configuration system to the port to allow developers to tune the toolkit's array of ciphers, cryptographic functions and utilities to the constraints of optimised hardware. Sample profiles are supplied for a range of system configurations and representative hardware. Developers can take advantage of eCosPro's RAM and ROM filing systems for temporary and static files, or make use of whatever other file systems have already been chosen for the application, which could be mounted on supported removable media such as SDHC. In addition to utilising true Random Number Generators, eCosCentric provides callouts for developers to supply their own sources of entropy from custom modules and hardware blocks. eCosPro-SecureSockets has been designed to be fully thread-safe.

"We've seen a surge of connected devices that leverage eCos's choice of network stacks. Many of these products need security to be designed in from the outset to protect and qualify transactions, data, reports and commands.", remarked Daniel Morris, Sales and Marketing Director at eCosCentric. "eCosPro-SecureSockets brings a straightforward industry-standard ability to secure these communication channels, delivering comprehensive features with full access to the source code and simple licensing".

eCosPro-SecureSockets is designed as a direct upgrade to eCosPro® Developer's Kits and is fully integrated with the eCos package administration tools. eCosCentric's consulting services are also available to help review designs, recommend best practice and design security into new projects.

About eCosPro

eCosPro is a stable, fully tested and supported version of the eCos open source real-time operating system and RedBoot bootstrap firmware. The eCosPro Developer's Kit is a distribution of eCosPro with commercial support & advice, prebuilt eCos host tools, compiler tool chains, full documentation, Eclipse-based integrated development environment to streamline eCos application development, C++ runtime (including Standard Template Library) as well as profiling, code coverage and memory allocation debugging tools. Middleware components certified with eCosPro include a Java virtual machine, an in-memory database, graphical user interfaces, security libraries, Bluetooth, CANopen, and USB compliant host, device & OTG stacks and flash file-systems.

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About eCosCentric

Founded in April 2002, eCosCentric is the leading provider of eCos and RedBoot support, training, development and consulting services worldwide. Staffed by the original eCos creators and highly experienced embedded system and software engineers, eCosCentric provides complete solutions consisting of run-time systems, complementary host tools and certified third party applications.

eCos, eCosCentric and eCosPro are registered trademarks of eCosCentric Limited. All other company or product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. This product includes software developed by the OpenSSL Project for use in the OpenSSL Toolkit ( This product includes cryptographic software written by Eric Young (