Keeping your product line updated and in sync means high maintenance costs. There’s the cost of having to manage multiple versions of Linux, for multiple generations of a product, and for multiple variants. And to keep your product secure, there’s the on-going cost of being able to identify issues in all your production releases and respond rapidly and efficiently when vulnerabilities and patches affecting your BSPs are identified. With so much of your resources tied up in maintaining your BSP, it’s difficult to focus on your value-add application, new feature development and next-generation product.
Timesys BSP Lifecycle Maintenance will:
- Keep your OSS BSP software components up to date
- Monitor security issues and patches for your BSP
- Patch, update and test your BSP
Timesys BSP Lifecycle Maintenance significantly lowers the long-term maintenance costs associated with keeping your product line updated and secure — customers have proven a 60% reduction in their costs.
How it works…
Set Up Baseline
A baseline is set up that includes adding your custom board into the Timesys Board Farm Cloud, adding your BSP code into a private Git repo that only you an Timesys can access, and running a driver test.
Monthly vulnerability reports are provided, and on a quarterly basis they are jointly reviewd to determine what updates and patches should be applied.
Integrate Patches / Updates
Security patches and package updates are integrated into your BSP as per the quarterly review.
After the patches and updates are integrated, the BSP is validated by comparing the driver tests against the baseline.
Deliver Updated BSP & Reports
An updated BSP is delivered along with updated validation reports for comparison with the previous report.
Timesys BSP Lifecycle Maintenance Service enables you to do more with less
Long-term maintenance of a BSP/Linux software platform is a time-consuming effort that requires dedicated, often full-time engineers with expertise in Linux kernel development, build systems, software update implementation, and security vulnerability monitoring and patch management.
Timesys is a pioneer and industry leader in open source software security and development tools spanning the embedded software market. Timesys offers a complete end-to-end device security solution enabling developers to implement security early in design and maintain strong security throughout product lifecycles. More details…
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