Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9.0 Available to Download, Red Hat has announced the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9.0, the latest major version of the IBM-owned distribution. Among the big ticket items in this release is an effort to confirm the integrity of the operating system with digital signatures and hashes: “Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 also introduces integrity measurement architecture (IMA) digital hashes and signatures. With integrity measurement architecture, users can verify the integrity of the operating system with digital signatures and hashes.
This helps to detect rogue infrastructure modifications, making it easier to limit the potential for systems to be compromised. Further supporting enterprise choice in architectures and environments across the open hybrid cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 will be available on IBM Cloud and also complements the key security features and capabilities of IBM Power Systems and IBM Z systems. Pairing the security-focused hardware capabilities of IBM’s architectures with the security enhancements in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 delivers the innovation, strength and security capabilities that many organizations need in hybrid cloud computing.” Existing Red Hat customers can get the new release from the company’s Customer Portal, while potential new users can download and try the 60-day evaluation edition.