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ZAYA: the ultimate secure embedded OS

The game-changing secure operating system for Internet of Things devices is ready. How secure are the products you manufacture?

From cameras and speakers, to smart meters and tracking systems, just about every device is becoming connected.

IHS Markit predicts Internet of Things (IoT) devices will jump 12 percent on average annually worldwide: from nearly 27 billion in 2017 to 125 billion in 2030 (it’s already nearly doubled in two years, from 15.4 billion in 2015).

Media coverage is growing on the security risk of these devices and customers will soon be demanding to know their products are safe.

Up until now, the security of Internet of Things devices has only been focused on Data Transaction Security: aiming to protect data transaction between the devices. This isn’t enough to secure a device.

Security is only as strong as the weakest link, and at the moment that is Functional Security – a little known term now, but it’s about to take on the world of unsecure Internet of Things devices.

Revelations are always obvious once they are pointed out, but it takes that first person to see it. Hackers don’t just target networks, they attack and tamper with devices too. If a device can’t protect itself and its resources (such as keys and sensitive data), then it threatens the security of the device and the entire ecosystem of connected devices.

Functional Security secures the device and its resources from attacks, including physical tampering and malfunctions, in addition to Data Transaction Security.

ZAYA is the only operating system that has been designed for security from the start, utilising both Functional Security and Data Transaction Security.

ZAYA combines the expertise of its software engineer Founder, Murat Cakmak, with the resources and backing of James Green and Jonathan Custance – both successful entrepreneurs and Directors of technology companies in Cambridge.

Through this range of experience across hardware, platform and user application software he identified the good and the bad of security across all layers of a device. This knowledge led to the most secure lightweight operating system for Internet of Things devices on the market: ZAYA.

Murat Cakmak, said on the name of the OS, “ZAYA means ‘victorious woman’ and I think this suits the strong whirlwind, but almost maternal influence, that ZAYA will have on the current landscape of unsecure devices that everyone has in their homes and workplaces. We need to secure these devices and fast.”

James Green, added, “We are backing and supporting ZAYA because we believe it to be the next big thing in device security. People are waking up to the issues and this is the solution. We have done our research and it is the only OS on the market that addresses security to this level. It is truly the ultimate secure OS and we think it will take the Internet of Things devices market by storm”.

Using ZAYA as an operating system upgrades and secures both legacy and new products, without having to change hardware. ZAYA also provides the foundation that makes all apps that sit above it secure.

ZAYA is certification-ready. PCI PTS (used for payment systems) is the only Functional Security certification in the market. Functional Secure ZAYA is ready for PCI PTS. It can also be extended and customised for specific requirements with ZAYA Extensions.

ZAYA provides Functional Security even on existing Arm architectures like Armv7-M (e.g. CortexM) and ZAYA also officially supports Arm’s Platform Security Architecture (PSA) and Armv8-M + TrustZone (Cortex M23 - Cortex m33) Functional Secure processors to provide seamless software and hardware hybrid, adding additional security measures to those provided by TruztZone hardware alone.

A year in the making, under secret conditions, ZAYA is now ready for the world. Be ahead of your competitors, who may lose serious market share if they leave their products and customers at risk.

ZAYA is the most secure lightweight operating system for Internet of Things devices on the market.

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