FLASK

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

The Flux Advanced Security Kernel (FLASK) is an operating system security architecture that provides flexible support for security policies. It is a joint venture between the National Security Agency, the University of Utah, and the Secure Computing Corporation project designed to provide a framework for a more secure operating system. Development and implementation started with the Mach microkernel, and has since shifted its focus to the Linux operating system. It is now better known as Security-Enhanced Linux (or SE Linux). FLASK is a core framework in security-focused operating systems such as NSA's Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux), OpenSolaris FMAC and TrustedBSD. This means that SELinux can be thought of as an implementation of FLASK.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Red Hat Enterprise Linux - Red Hat Customer Portal". Redhat.com. Retrieved 2012-11-29. 

External links[edit]