Increasing DevOps security

DevOps is morphing into DevSecOps, and organizations are integrating security into their software development and deployment lifecycle. Building a strong foundation by choosing the right Linux distribution for DevSecOps environments is a crucial step.

Security and automation (4:53)

Sleep better at night with Oracle Linux security

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

  • Keep your Linux systems current with automated security patching
  • Implement repeatable practices—in the data center and the cloud—using prebuilt or customized templates and lock down VMs
  • Close security gaps and help address compliance requirements

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

Address common vulnerabilities and exposures (CVE)

With security breaches on the rise, the ability to apply security fixes quickly 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. You can use Oracle Ksplice for supported Linux kernels in Oracle Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS Linux, and Ubuntu.

Datasheet: Protecting Linux systems with Oracle Ksplice zero-downtime updates (PDF)

Security updates that save time and lower TCO

Security updates that do not require extra reboots are saving one Oracle Linux Premier customer 500 hours every month—about US$375,000 a year.1 Oracle Linux Premier enables you to improve security while taking advantage of zero-downtime OS updates.

Infographic: Zero-downtime updates for Oracle Linux

Eliminate Trade Offs Between Security and Availability (PDF)

Security and compliance

Many organizations are required to meet stringent compliance requirements for the protection of their systems. Oracle Linux Release 7 has received both a Common Criteria (CC) Certification, which was performed against the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) General-Purpose Operating System Protection Profile (OSPP) v4.1 as well as a FIPS 140-2 validation of its cryptographic modules. Oracle Linux is currently one of only two operating systems—and the only Linux distribution—on the NIAP Product Compliant List.

Oracle Linux certified under Common Criteria and FIPS 140-2

Report: How to raise the bar for cybersecurity by securing the OS

Enhance protection of critical applications

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

Best Practices for Oracle Database and Oracle Real Application Clusters on Oracle Linux KVM (PDF)

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“We were able to seamlessly switch from CentOS to Oracle Linux and improve our security by using Ksplice to patch our systems without needing to reboot. This has significantly reduced our time and cost for patching.”

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1 John Webster, Senior Analyst, Evaluator Group, “Switching to Oracle Linux—a Total Value Analysis,” June, 2020 (PDF)