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Ubuntu Pro FIPS for Azure compliance

For Azure compliance in production environments.

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

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What's in Ubuntu Pro FIPS?

  • FIPS compliant by default

    FIPS 140-2 Level 1 modules pre-enabled out of the box with Ubuntu Pro 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

    Automated auditing and remediation for the DISA STIG and CIS security benchmarks through the Ubuntu Security Guide.

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

  • Common Criteria EAL2 certification

    Ubuntu Pro FIPS has been evaluated to assurance level EAL2, with Common Criteria certification.

  • 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 Pro FIPS for 10 years, ensuring security updates are available throughout, with a guaranteed upgrade path.

  • Priced for the cloud

    Ubuntu Pro FIPS pricing tracks the underlying compute cost, starting at under $0.01 for the smallest B1ls instance type, and ramping down to less than 1% of hourly compute.

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Ubuntu Pro FIPS 20.04 LTS

Ubuntu Pro FIPS 20.04 LTS includes an azure-optimised FIPS-certified 5.4 kernel and other FIPS-certified modules pre-enabled out of the box. Ubuntu Pro FIPS provides extended security maintenance through April 2030.

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Ubuntu Pro FIPS 18.04 LTS

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

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Ubuntu Pro FIPS 16.04 LTS

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS includes FIPS-certified 4.4 kernel and other FIPS-certified modules pre-enabled out of the box. Ubuntu Pro FIPS provides extended security maintenance through April 2026.

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Azure compliance made easy

Ubuntu Pro FIPS - Azure compliance made easy

With Azure, US government agencies and their partners have been able to combine unparalleled flexibility, breakthrough innovation, world-class security and Azure compliance. However, when it comes to running a secure and compliant enterprise Linux on Azure, IT departments are often left with expensive options that sacrifice innovation for compliance. Watch this webinar on-demand to see how Microsoft and Canonical, the publisher of Ubuntu, have collaborated to create a new way for government agencies to consume Linux on Azure.

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FIPS certified Ubuntu components for Azure

Ubuntu LTS FIPS certified component Description Version CMVP Certificate
20.04 Azure Kernel Kernel optimised for use in Azure clouds 5.4 4126
20.04 OpenSSL General purpose cryptographic library that includes TLS implementation 3966
20.04 StrongSWAN IPSec based VPN solution library 4046
20.04 Libgcrypt The GNUPG cryptographic general purpose library (provides fully certified full disk encryption) 3902

Ubuntu LTS FIPS certified component Description Version CMVP Certificate
18.04 Azure Kernel Kernel optimised for use in Azure clouds 4.15 3683
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
18.04 Libgcrypt The GNUPG cryptographic general purpose library (provides fully certified full disk encryption) 1.8.1 3748

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

Read the Ubuntu Pro FIPS datasheet


Pricing

Instance Category Cores RAM Azure Infrastructure Ubuntu Pro Total hourly
DS11V2 Memory optimised 2 14GB $0.185 $0.022 $0.207
D2SV3 General Purpose 2 8GB $0.11 $0.022 $0.132
D4SV3 General Purpose 4 16GB $0.22 $0.04 $0.26
E2SV3 Memory optimised 2 16GB $0.146 $0.022 $0.168
DS1 General Purpose 1 3.5GB $0.077 $0.01 $0.087
DS2 General Purpose 2 7GB $0.154 $0.022 $0.176

For complete pricing, see Ubuntu Pro FIPS 20.04 LTS on the Azure Marketplace ›

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Azure compliance and the most comprehensive open source security coverage - that's Ubuntu Pro

Ubuntu Pro 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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Getting the best of Ubuntu Pro for Azure

Operating open source securely

It's no longer just Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP — open source ecosystems like Java, NodeJS, Python and Go are everywhere in the enterprise, as are modern workloads like Kafka, Elasticsearch and Cassandra. In opting for open source, development teams in every organisation are optimising for velocity, flexibility and ideal economics, and the result has been an incredible ramp-up in software product delivery.

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Optimised scaling in the cloud

Building enterprise-grade infrastructure with open source quickly with stability seems impossible, but Ubuntu Pro for Azure allows organisations to do just that. Ubuntu Pro is a premium image delivering the most comprehensive security and compliance features and is suitable for small to large-scale Linux enterprise operations offering pay-as-you-go billing on a single invoice through Azure. This piece explains the new ways Ubuntu and Microsoft Azure are driving reliability and security at speed and scale.

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