System Certification


Certifications play a pivotal role in ensuring the safety and compliance of embedded products in various markets. While Linux provides a robust platform for product development, it often lacks the specific tests and validations required in critical sectors like industrial, medical, telecom, networking, and military-aerospace. New security regulations like the EU Cyber Resilience Act and the US Executive Order on Cybersecurity have also brought a heightened focus on security and defect handling processes in embedded systems.

In response to these challenges, MontaVista introduces the MVSecure system certification program, providing expert consultancy for achieving compliance with security certifications required on your Linux embedded systems and next-gen applications.


MVSecure system certification program addresses the latest security standards and regulations, some of which include:

  • Common Criteria certification
  • ISO security certification
  • The EU Cybersecurity Act
  • The EU Cyber Resilience Act
  • The US Executive Order on Cybersecurity
  • The Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS)
  • The Center for Internet Security (CIS) Benchmarks

MVSecure also covers established standards and regulatory frameworks for specific markets, such as the FDA for medical devices and Common Criteria Operation System Protection Profile (OSPP) for IoT networks.


MontaVista Linux, renowned for our advanced Carrier-Grade development paradigm, integrates continuous improvement and requirements-to-implementation traceability. MontaVista Linux has undergone Common Criteria certification up to Evaluation Assurance Level 4+ (EAL4+), a standard commonly employed to secure connectivity in critical environments such as fire and police departments, aviation, and industry control systems. EAL4+ ensures secure communication in-flight, safe phone calls in critical environments, and secure internet access in sensitive applications.

Evaluation Assurance Level Workflow

Common Criteria Evaluation Process

MVSecure system certification program offers an excellent pathway to seamlessly certify your embedded systems and devices throughout their entire lifecycle. Supported by MontaVista's Linux experts, your team gets professional support throughout the validation, testing, and documentation processes.

To find out more about how the MVSecure system certification program works for your case, please get in touch today by sending an email to or leaving a contact request.