October 30, 2018

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6 Launches with Improved Security

A day after announcing a $34 billion deal with IBM, it's business as usual at Linux vendor Red Hat.

Red Hat announced the general availability of its flagship Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.6 release on Oct. 30, providing organizations with improved security, management and container features.  Among the enhanced features is support for the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0 specification for security authentication.

"TPM 2.0 support has been added incrementally over recent releases of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, as the technology has matured," Steve Almy, principal product manager, Red Hat Enterprise Linux at Red Hat, told eWEEK. "The TPM 2.0 integration in 7.6 provides an additional level of security by tying the hands-off decryption to server hardware in addition to the network bound disk encryption (NBDE) capability, which operates across the hybrid cloud footprint from on-premise servers to public cloud deployments."

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