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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. 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][2]


  1. ^ "Red Hat Enterprise Linux - Red Hat Customer Portal". Redhat.com. Retrieved 2015-04-23.
  2. ^ "Flask: Flux Advanced Security Kernel". Retrieved 2015-04-23.

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