Technology guide

Your path to a secure enterprise

As businesses adopt new technologies, they must focus on security and compliance. This must be treated as a central focus. As you build and operate your company, do it methodically—keeping security in mind at every step.

Blueprint guide


Build securely from the start

A secure enterprise starts with a plan. The infrastructure you’re using today most likely won’t be the same one you’ll be using a few years from now, or maybe even in 6 months. Having a comprehensive plan can mitigate security concerns and problems as you grow. Governance and audit requirements also provide opportunities to overcome threats to your design.

Once you have a solid design, choose vendors you trust, connect everything, and integrate your security model. This is important. With technologies like cloud, careful consideration is needed, as most of the control may be with a third party.

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We work to make sure that these packages meet our high security standards, including confirming that Red Hat products are built from trusted sources and are digitally signed to ensure their validity.

Flexibility can introduce inherent security risks. By using the segregation and hardening frameworks with Red Hat, you’ll be aware of your risks, armed to deploy and provision with certainty. And you’ll be immediately able to start building at speed.

Our consultants know how to build a stable and secure enterprise, customized for your business and objectives.


Construct with security in mind

Defense flows from design. This includes encryption, key management, firewalls, centrally managed access control, privilege escalation, and application-specific policies. Like with any fortress, constant risk reappraisal can be aligned with security policies, growing as your architecture extends.

As you embrace cloud computing, threat opportunities increase, as does the need to use all available tools to keep "the bad guys" out. These building blocks—aligned to your ambitions—let you secure the cloud you want today and the cloud you’ll own tomorrow.

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This gives you centralized management of authentication, access control, privilege escalation, keys, certificates, enterprise single-sign-on, and other capabilities built into the core of Red Hat technologies.

Security Enhanced Linux® (SELinux) is a Linux kernel module that provides a mechanism to support and report on access control, security policies, and more.


Eliminate the repetitive

Automate repetitive processes. Doing so can protect your business from mistakes and unintentional gaps in security and compliance caused by inconsistencies and human error.

Use a common language across both classic and cloud-native IT to automate policy enforcement. Codify tasks to ensure they’re performed correctly, securely, and consistently across different infrastructure types—and at different scale points.

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Our engineering and QA teams use OpenSCAP modeling and have access to our Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language (OVAL) patch definitions. This lets us react quickly and define risk so customers can map reactive exercises against controls and risk registers.


Remain diligently vigilant

Vigilance is your first line of defense. Put the correct tools and processes in place to watch over your infrastructure and alert you to any potential issues, such as configuration drifts, newly discovered security vulnerabilities, and unauthorized access.

Traditional IT security is based on the premise of building and protecting a strong perimeter. But insider threats are always there, whether through deliberate malice or user error. It’s necessary to monitor for varying degrees of incidents as standard security.

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Red Hat Insights is 1 such tool that helps proactively identify configuration risks across your IT environment and resolve them before they impact your business operations.

Ensure compliance and governance across your hybrid environment. Red Hat CloudForms also ensures automatic policy enforcement, protecting your business from rule circumvention.

React and adapt

Don't panic. Learn.

Even with the best security plans, breaches can occur. How your business reacts will impact how secure it is in the future. A rapid response to a security threat is paramount. Having a partner to guide you through patches, fixes, and recovery is critical to getting your business back on track.

Adaptation is equally important. Reacting, then adapting appropriately better prepare you for the future.

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When security vulnerabilities happen, our Customer Portal, technical support team, and Product Security team offer customers ways to address those vulnerabilities and safeguard their systems.

During the Shellshock and Heartbleed security bugs, Red Hat customers had the necessary knowledge, patches, and applications to recover from these threats. Experienced and successful remediation of potential issues was available within hours of going public.

Enterprise products

Solutions that work for you

Red Hat’s products, through the entire stack, help keep your business running safely and securely. From server to cloud to application, you can trust the inherent security and support built into our solutions.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server is the secure, stable, trustworthy foundation you need to build your business.

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Red Hat Satellite

Red Hat Satellite manages the life cycle of any software available via RPM, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Storage, Red Hat Virtualization, and more.

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Red Hat OpenStack Platform

Red Hat OpenStack® Platform delivers next-generation Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) for your private or public cloud.

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Red Hat CloudForms

Red Hat CloudForms provides a unified and consistent set of management capabilities for private cloud, public cloud, and virtualization platforms.

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More to learn

Security resources

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