3 Security and compliance
Enterprise organizations need to ensure compliance with corporate, regulatory, and industry requirements while protecting their systems from security threats and supporting new business objectives.
CentOS Stream updates include undifferentiated security patches, bug fixes, and other changes. All are delivered in a single package — without documentation — so you cannot choose which security updates you apply, or when you apply them. Consequently, you must completely update your systems to apply security patches. Additionally, CentOS Stream does not carry any security standards certifications, making it difficult to ensure compliance. To perform security audits, you must inspect, analyze, and prove the security of the CentOS Stream code yourself.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux provides built-in security features, security certifications, and simpler ways to maintain compliance. Automated security tools, regular updates and patch releases, and accessible expertise safeguard your environment. Included with your subscription, Red Hat Insights delivers continuous vulnerability alerts and targeted guidance to help you maximize uptime and avoid emergencies due to security issues, noncompliant settings, unpatched systems, and configuration drift. Security standards certification lets you use Red Hat Enterprise Linux across use cases with confidence. And a dedicated security team, scanning and remediation software, and ongoing access to new resources help you ensure continuous compliance.