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.
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.
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.
Oracle Executive Chairman and CTO
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.
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.
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 KVM with Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) helps create a virtualized data center for highly available applications.
“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.”
1 John Webster, Senior Analyst, Evaluator Group, “Switching to Oracle Linux—a Total Value Analysis,” June, 2020 (PDF)