“Hackproof” KasperskyOS based on Microkernel finally launched by Kaspersky Lab
Who says that hard work doesn’t pay off? It certainly does, though it may take some time.
And to prove this right the Russian cybersecurity and antivirus company, Kaspersky Lab, who after investing 14 years of hard work has officially announced the availability of its own operating system known as ‘KasperskyOS.’ The company has codenamed the KasperskyOS as 11-11.
For those unfamiliar, Kaspersky in November 2016 had announced that they are going to start its own hackproof operating system aimed at network devices, IoT, industrial control systems.
Confirming the launch of the OS in a blog post and debunking its myths, Eugene Kaspersky, CEO of the company said, “OS has not a single Linux code, is based on a microkernel architecture and allows customers to examine the source code to make sure it has no undocumented capabilities.”
Adding further, he said, “We designed the OS from scratch, for different applications and purposes. What matters most for Linux, Windows, MacOS and the like is compatibility and universality. The developers do their utmost to popularise their solutions by oversimplifying app development and toolsets. But when it comes to our target audiences (hardware developers, SCADA systems, IoT, etc.), this approach is a no-go: What matters most here is security.”
Based on application, the system is designed so as to be relevant in different spheres, allowing customization on a granular level.
The OS has three main components:
2. A standalone secure hypervisor (KSH), and
3. A system for secure interaction between OS components.
“When security has to be guaranteed, we have to build something new. Something that is secure by design,” he added.
KasperskyOS or KOS will possibly on all platforms like Windows, MacOS and Linux in connected devices. Since the secure OS isn’t an out-of-box ready product, the price tag of this OS will vary depending on its usage and application.
Kaspersky have listed all the biggest and best features that you will get while using KasperskyOS in a whitepaper published by them.
Here are some of the features:
1. Initially secure system
2. Modular design
3. Secure architecture of applications
4. Easy-to-configure policies
6. Multi-level compatibility
7. Compatibility and security
8. Mandatory identification and labeling
For more information, check out the whitepaper published by KasperskyOS.