March 14, 2008

Sun Set to Bring SELinux Type Tech to Solaris

Author: JT Smith

Four years after Linux gets NSA's help, Sun is finally mature enough to handle NSA's technology.

Back in 2004, the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) helped the Linux community to build something called SELinux, which brings mandatory access control (MAC) policies to the Linux kernel.

Now four years later, Sun is getting the same technology from the NSA to use with its Solaris operating system. Sun's OpenSolaris community will work on integrating the NSA's Flux Advanced Security Kernel (Flask) architecture, which is a form of mandatory access control, for type enforcement



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