From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to 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. 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.

External links[edit]