Oracle Linux—Security

Enhanced Infrastructure Security
Enhanced Infrastructure Security

Oracle Linux and Ksplice have been game-changers at United Airlines. Discover how these solutions help them ensure continuity of service.

Sleep Better at Night with Linux Security

In the face of increasing hacking threats, Oracle Linux provides features that can help keep your systems secure and improve the speed and stability of your operations:

  • Keep your Oracle Linux systems current with zero-downtime security patching
  • Implement repeatable practices—in the data center and the cloud—using prebuilt or customized templates and lock down VMs as a measure against attackers gaining control
  • Address critical compliance requirements and close security gaps
  • Better secure remote desktop access on premises or in the cloud

“We have to elevate the priority of security because no one wants to be on the front page. Because someone in the data center didn’t locate an instance of Apache Struts and fix it when the fix was available.”

—Larry Ellison, Oracle Executive Chairman and CTO

Larry Ellison
Address Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)

Address Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)

With security breaches on the rise, the ability to apply security fixes with no downtime is critical—especially as more businesses use container technology to build cloud-based applications. Oracle Ksplice technology enables you to improve the security of your infrastructure by applying security patches without disrupting operations or rebooting systems.

Save Time and Lower TCO

Security Updates That Save Time and Lower TCO

Security updates that don’t require any reboots are saving one Linux customer 500 hours every month—about $325K a year.1 Oracle Linux enables you to improve security while taking advantage of zero-downtime updates.

1 John Webster, Senior Partner and Analyst, Evaluator Group, “Migrating to Oracle Linux—an Economic Value Analysis,” October, 2015

Enhance Protection of Critical Applications

Enhance Protection of Critical Applications

Oracle VM with Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) helps create a virtualized data center for highly available applications.

Better Secure Global Desktop

A Better Secure Global Desktop

Users demand the ability to work from anywhere and on any device. Businesses demand protection of corporate digital assets and increased speed of application deployment.

Oracle Secure Global Desktop provides users with secured remote access from nearly any device and in virtually every location to applications running in the data center. The data never leaves the data center.


Security Assessment Services

Oracle works with you to help close security gaps and reduce the attack surfaces of your Linux and virtualization infrastructure. Our experts can help you configure your Linux and virtualization infrastructure with current security patches and implement ongoing automated patching methodologies. They can also help you configure your systems following repeatable industry practices. With a better security stance, you can be more confident going into your next security audit. Contact us for more information.

Progressive Insurance’s Migration to Oracle Linux Is a No-Brainer
Progressive Insurance’s Migration to Oracle Linux Is a No-Brainer
When we were spinning up the infrastructure for the Oracle 11g infrastructure, we tested both the Oracle kernel and the Red Hat kernel. We got 15–20% better throughput on the Oracle kernel.
—John Dome, Progressive Insurance
Reducing Downtime by Using Ksplice on Linux Systems
Reducing Downtime by Using Ksplice on Linux Systems
Each month, my team makes a full update of the environment, including Windows system, databases, Linux system, and network systems. We reduced the downtime considerably on our Oracle databases by using Ksplice on our Linux systems.
—Leonardo Pedroso Costa, Oracle database administrator at a technology services company
Preoptimized and Preconfigured
Preoptimized and Preconfigured
Out of the box, it’s already preoptimized and preconfigured. Having that marriage between the OS and the database is critical.
—Bert Scalzo, senior product manager at a software R&D company

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