Build a strong heart for your solution
Drivers and the kernel are the vessels and heart of any software system.
Compromise their work, and your system might get hit by severe errors, uncatchable bugs, or security and performance issues.
Building low-level solutions is a job for true kernel-level development experts.
With over 20 years of experience in the field, Apriorit’s driver developers have successfully delivered several hundred low-level development projects for macOS, Linux, and Windows, including:
- Kernel extensions for device management and monitoring
- Memory management solutions
- File system drivers
- Process management solutions
- Drivers for custom devices
Create a secure foundation for your system
Ensure ultimate quality, security, and performance for your kernel solution by delegating its creation to a team of true professionals. Apriorit provides expert driver development services that can help your business thrive.
Small startups and Fortune 500 enterprises trust Apriorit kernel and driver developers with complex, non-trivial kernel-level programming and device driver development tasks:
Driver and kernel development services we provide
Build a custom kernel or driver solution
for any platform and device
Solve complex low-level development tasks
for macOS, Windows, Linux, and embedded OSs
Enhance your in-house team
with niche expertise and rare talents
Introduce new features and capabilities
to an existing solution and enhance its performance
Enable support for new peripherals
for audio, video, and storage devices
Address cybersecurity challenges
for ultimate data protection and security compliance
Our team will take on the challenge of enhancing the capabilities of any device, from bootloader customization to custom device driver development.
In our driver development portfolio, you can find:
- OS monitoring drivers: registry | process | service | I/O calls | clipboard | network redirectors | etc.
- Virtual disk and virtual file system drivers
- Network filter drivers
- Audio filter drivers
- Virtual device drivers: display | printer | USB | I/O devices | virtual audio/video
- File system filter drivers and minifilter drivers
- Custom device drivers
- And more
Types of device drivers we build
Peripheral device drivers
Virtual device drivers
Custom device drivers
Low-level tasks we solve
Changing system behavior
System service development
Bootloader and kernel porting
Kernel module development
Kernel mode hooks
Kernel testing and analysis
Custom driver development
Driver stability improvements
How we work
While we take a personalized approach to every project we work on, accounting for its unique requirements, all projects go through the following stages:
We clarify your expectations and requirements, outline key challenges, and determine possible project risks.
We design a precise technical specification covering project objectives and a technical justification of the proposed solution.
Once you approve the technical specification, we evaluate the project budget and schedule (timeline) and suggest what is most suitable for your project.
Development and QA
Finally, we build your solution according to the approved plan and technical specifications, with a focus on your product’s security and quality.
Key tools and technologies we work with
We aim to ensure fast delivery of secure and highly performant kernel and driver solutions for our clients. To achieve this, we work with the most reliable and efficient tools and technologies, adapting and supplementing the technology stack for each specific project.
Frameworks and technologies
Why work with us?
As a Microsoft Gold Partner, Apriorit works with startups, SMBs, and Fortune 500 enterprises. We have been delivering kernel-mode drivers and other solutions that exceed our clients’ expectations for over 20 years. Many of our clients have been working with us for over a decade, consistently choosing Apriorit among other device driver development companies for their projects.
You can challenge us with non-standard requests and tasks and be sure that the Apriorit team will deliver a reliable, secure, and competitive solution that works from the first version.
To ensure such results, we have established a team of experienced low-level software driver development professionals with rare skills. We also maintain our expertise, continually exploring new technologies, refining our skills, and sharing niche knowledge within the team.
Security-first development approach
20+ years of building quality products
Transparent project budget and timeline
Flexible and predictable product delivery
Our clients’ success stories
What our clients say about us
Cybersecurity Software Firm
Founder & Chief Architect,
Computer Software Company
Founder & CTO,
Data Recovery Company
Cloud Security Company
Senior Director of Software Engineering, OPSWAT
You can find key information about device driver development and helpful details about our driver development services below.
At Apriorit, we have vast experience building operating system (OS) monitoring drivers, network hardware drivers, peripheral device drivers, virtual device drivers, and custom device drivers. Our experts can also help you in building a custom file system filter or minifilter driver to control and adjust operating system behavior, improving the security of your existing solution.
Driver development projects usually go through similar stages: gathering information on the target operating system or hardware and eliciting requirements, preparing a technical specification and approving it with the client, estimating the project, designing and building the actual driver, and then testing it to ensure functionality, compatibility, and security. We also create testing guidelines and provide quality assurance recommendations. Depending on the specifics of your project, some of these stages might be omitted or expanded with additional activities.
While the majority of kernel-level tasks are easier to solve by developing a dedicated driver, there are other ways to control and manipulate operating system behavior. For example, when working with virtual devices, a possible alternative would be to use available system APIs. To determine whether your project requires a new driver or if there are better alternatives, reach out to us with a brief description of your product and the task you would like to solve using a custom driver.
<p>There are many factors affecting the time needed to deliver a stable driver-based solution, from the type of driver you want to build to the specifics of its service logic and your requirements for it.</p>
<p>Usually, a simple driver MVP takes around two to three months to build, while a product-ready solution might take 12 to 18 months.</p>
<p>Your driver needs to be properly certified and signed in order for the target operating system to see it as legitimate and trustworthy. Having a verified signature proves that your driver contains no malware and, therefore, is safe to use.</p>
<p>For example, if you build a Windows driver, you might need to sign it with a Microsoft certificate or a certificate from a Microsoft partner. Otherwise, you won’t be able to install and launch your driver without extra manipulations on the operating system side. The Apriorit team can help you with obtaining a WHQL release signature for your custom driver as well as signing drivers for other operating systems.</p>
<p>To build a driver for a custom device, our development team needs access to the actual device and its technical documentation. It’s possible to emulate a device based on its key characteristics or work without the full technical documentation, but this will significantly complicate and prolong the driver development process.</p>
<p>We would also need to discuss and approve all of your requirements for the driver itself and finalize these requirements in a technical specification.</p>
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