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By Mike Deliman

The Protection Profile for Separation Kernels
in environments requiring high robustness is starting to get a lot of
attention.  What is it?  What is it about?  What can it do for me?

If
you're the average Joe, it's probably not going to mean much to you
until products for information assurance and seals for conformance /
validation start becoming popular.  When that starts to happen, you'll
want to see it on your bank's web-site, at the dentist's office, and
over the door for your company's IT department.  What the SKPP, or
Protection Profile for Separation Kernels, is, is a document that
describes the things a kernel must do in order to provide separation between instances of software in containers called partitions, and provide absolute control over any data flowing between any two of these partitions.

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