Ubuntu FIPS for AWS

For compliance in production environments.

Ubuntu FIPS is the first and only FIPS 140-2 certified image for AWS. Built upon the enhanced stability and security features of Ubuntu Pro, Ubuntu FIPS is a critical foundation for federal programs and government contractors.

Launch Ubuntu FIPS 18.04 LTS on AWS Launch Ubuntu FIPS 16.04 LTS on AWS

What’s in Ubuntu FIPS?

  • FIPS compliant by default

    FIPS 140-2 Level 1 modules pre-enabled out of the box with Ubuntu FIPS. No extra configuration steps required.

  • FedRAMP compliance

    Operate environments under the FedRAMP compliance regime, with FIPS 140-2 Level 1 certified modules.

  • CIS and DISA STIG profiles

    For companies looking to leverage industry benchmarks for hardening, Ubuntu Pro makes two leading profiles available.

  • HIPAA, PCI, ISO compliance

    Healthcare, financial services, insurance and other organisations that operate in heavily-regulated industries ensure compliance with HIPAA, PCI and ISO.

  • Predictable and Secure

    Ubuntu FIPS is based on Ubuntu Pro premium images, with AWS optimisations built in and the most comprehensive open source security coverage in the industry.

  • Common Criteria EAL2 certification

    Ubuntu FIPS 16.04 has been evaluated to assurance level EAL2, with Common Criteria EAL2 coming soon for Ubuntu FIPS 18.04 coming soon.

  • Open source security

    Ubuntu Pro adds security coverage for the most important open source applications like Apache Kafka, NGINX, MongoDB, Redis and PostgreSQL...

  • 10-year lifetime

    Canonical backs Ubuntu FIPS for 10 years*, ensuring security updates are available throughout, with a guaranteed upgrade path.

  • Priced for the cloud

    Ubuntu FIPS pricing tracks the underlying compute cost, starting at under $0.01 for the smallest instance type, and ramping down to less than 1% of hourly compute.

* For 18.04 LTS onwards. The maintenance period for Ubuntu FIPS 16.04 LTS is 8 years.

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Ubuntu FIPS 18.04 LTS

Ubuntu FIPS 18.04 LTS includes an aws-optimized FIPS-certified 4.15 kernel and other FIPS certified modules pre-enabled out of the box. Ubuntu FIPS provides extended security maintenance through April 2028.

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Ubuntu FIPS 16.04 LTS

Ubuntu FIPS 16.04 LTS includes FIPS-certified 4.4 kernel and other FIPS certified modules pre-enabled out of the box. Ubuntu FIPS provides extended security maintenance through April 2024.

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Compliance made easy

Ubuntu Pro for AWS: FIPS compliance made easy

Ubuntu FIPS is the critical foundation for state agencies administering federal programs and private sector companies with government contracts. Ubuntu FIPS is built upon the power of Ubuntu Pro’s enhanced stability, compliance and security features and is maintained to provide your organisation with the strongest FIPS foundation now and in the future.

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FIPS certified Ubuntu components

Ubuntu LTS FIPS certified component Description Version CMVP Certificate
18.04 AWS Kernel Kernel optimised for use in AWS clouds 4.15 3664
18.04 OpenSSL General purpose cryptographic library that includes TLS implementation 1.1.1 3622
18.04 OpenSSH client SSH server application for operating systems 7.9p1 3633
18.04 OpenSSL server SSH client application for operating systems 7.9p1 3632
18.04 StrongSWAN IPSec based VPN solution library 5.6.2 3648

Ubuntu LTS FIPS certified component Description Version CMVP Certificate
16.04 Linux kernel (generic) The Linux kernel cryptographic library 4.4.0.1002 2962
16.04 OpenSSL General purpose cryptographic library that includes TLS implementation 1.0.2g 2888
16.04 OpenSSH client SSH server application for operating systems 7.2p2 2907
16.04 OpenSSL server SSH client application for operating systems 7.9p2 2906
16.04 StrongSWAN IPSec based VPN solution library 5.3.5 2978

Pricing

Example instance size EC2 hourly* Ubuntu Pro hourly
t3.nano $0.005 $0.001
t3.medium $0.042 $0.009
c5.large $0.085 $0.019
r5.xlarge $0.252 $0.046
i3.2xlarge $0.624 $0.088
r5d.4xlarge $1.152 $0.127

*The above pricing is based on the US East (Northern Virginia) region. For complete pricing, see Ubuntu FIPS 18.04 LTS on the AWS Marketplace

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Compliance and the most comprehensive open source security coverage - that’s Ubuntu Pro

Ubuntu FIPS images are based on Ubuntu Pro premium images, with security coverage included for the entire collection of software packages shipped with Ubuntu, tracking high and critical CVEs. This makes it ideal for companies that have embraced open source for their new products and need to ensure security for production and mission-critical workloads.

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