Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Features and benefits

Security built-in

Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® gives you control with built-in security. Combat intrusions and meet regulatory compliance with mandatory access controls and application isolation in secure containers. Safely deploy apps across physical, virtual, and cloud environments—from the continuous security support of our Product Security Team to the native National Checklist content for PCI-DSS, DISA STIG, and more.

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99.999% uptime

Reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS) features for advanced hardware and cloud computing let you deliver 99.999% uptime to your enterprise users.

Read Adobe's case study

We're offering ...[a] cross-geographic high-availability environment, and we wouldn’t go there if we weren’t absolutely confident in our operating system.

Mitch Nelson, director of managed services, Adobe Systems

Trust the Linux experts with your Linux containers

Linux containers deliver apps to market faster by combining consistent application packaging and portability with secure multitenancy. Red Hat knows containers—we offer the first operating system with support for Linux container technology to receive the Common Criteria certification. We also provide hundreds of secure, certified, and up-to-date container images via the Red Hat Container Catalog.

Learn more in our technology brief

Benchmark-breaking performance

Red Hat Enterprise Linux is ready to run your toughest workloads immediately after installation. As a seventeen-time world record holder, Red Hat Enterprise Linux is frequently chosen to run industry benchmarks in diverse areas like computational scalability, application performance, and database throughput.

Read our blog for performance details

Our long-term success comes from selling and hosting our flagship product...and it is imperative that we deliver ultra-high-performance levels. With Red Hat Enterprise Linux, we’re assured that we can.

Kent Scheuler, senior vice president, Cernerworks

Access to innovation

Red Hat Enterprise Linux is more than software—its access to open source innovation. Through the award-winning Red Hat Customer Portal, our expert support team, and from within the global open source community, Red Hat advocates innovation. We’re a top contributor to the Linux kernel and hundreds of subsystems, so we represent your requirements upstream and deliver enterprise-ready innovations back to you.

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