Enterprise software and solutions from the world's leading open source company
To support digital business needs, IT teams must be able to adapt quickly without compromising stability, flexibility, or innovation. A Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscription gives you direct access to the latest enterprise-ready Linux innovation certified for interoperability with Red Hat’s complete portfolio of software, automation, and management technologies. Cross-portfolio integration, certification with a large ecosystem of partner products, and a choice of architectures and versions improve interoperability across your environment. The Red Hat certified partner ecosystem gives you access to more than 5,000 third-party applications1 and 4,500 third-party server models2 that are verified to work reliably in your Red Hat Enterprise Linux environment. Intense testing and hardening and a controlled, trusted software supply chain allow you to foster innovation without compromising reliability.
Innovation and emerging technologies
Open source technologies are important for modern IT, but many organizations do not have the time, resources, or desire to follow and participate in every community that matters to their business. As a trusted advisor and leading contributor to key open source communities, Red Hat advocates for your requirements in upstream projects. Red Hat assesses customer needs, shapes open source projects to meet those needs, and contributes all new and changed code back to the open source community to ensure future interoperability.
Red Hat also identifies important emerging technologies and works to develop them into enterprise-ready solutions that meet future IT needs. Using a proven open source development model, Red Hat curates emerging open source projects according to anticipated customer needs, releases hardened and tested versions through Red Hat Technology Preview, and adds the most useful features into Red Hat Enterprise Linux releases. As a result, you can try out emerging technologies in a safer, more controlled manner, knowing that they come from a trusted supply chain.
Integrated management and automation
21% of data breaches are the result of errors like misconfigurations. Included with all active Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscriptions, Red Hat Insights can help you keep your systems up to date and configured properly. Red Hat Insights is a Software-as-a-Service offering that collects analytics about your environment to proactively identify and remediate threats to security, availability, stability, and performance. Increased visibility helps you get ahead of security risks and fix them before business operations are impacted. Continuous vulnerability alerts allow you to maximize uptime and avoid fire-fighting. Automated monitoring and remediation minimizes human error while streamlining operations and maintenance. And, with actionable intelligence, you can confidently scale complex environments with no added infrastructure cost.
Long-term life-cycle support and options
Delivering consistent and stable IT performance is the top business priority for organizations globally. A Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscription offers flexible, stable, and security-focused life-cycle options to support your business requirements. You can choose from multiple supported versions, upgrade on your schedule, and adopt new features as you need them. Up to 10 years of updates and support for major releases, two years of updates and support for minor releases, and binary compatibility between releases lets you plan for long-term success. In fact, organizations that deploy Red Hat Enterprise Linux experience 16% fewer unplanned outages and 39% lower productivity loss due to unplanned downtime compared to those using other operating systems. Finally, ongoing access to advanced security features, patches, and guidance helps you implement continuous security strategies to protect your business.
Security resources and tools
You need to ensure compliance with corporate, regulatory, and industry requirements while protecting your systems from security threats and supporting new business objectives. Red Hat Enterprise Linux provides multilevel protection from threats, flexible security tools, and simpler ways to maintain compliance. A dedicated security team, scanning and remediation tools, and ongoing access to new resources help you ensure continuous compliance. Automated security tools, regular updates and patch releases, and accessible security intelligence and expertise improve threat protection. Certification to stringent security standards — including Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2, Common Criteria (CC), and Secure Technical Implementation Guidelines (STIG) — lets you use Red Hat Enterprise Linux across industries and situations without compromising security.
Security feature highlight: OpenSCAP
OpenSCAP is a line of specifications for maintaining the security of enterprise systems. It verifies the presence of patches by using content produced by the Red Hat Security Response Team, checks system security configuration settings, and examines systems for signs of compromise using rules based on standards and specifications. OpenSCAP is certified by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), trusted by thousands of Red Hat Enterprise Linux customers, and updated with every minor release.