Secure and certified open source infrastructure for Public Sector

Ubuntu provides a secure platform for government agencies to build, operate and innovate with open source infrastructure and technologies. With enterprise support from Canonical, Ubuntu can significantly reduce your total cost of ownership (TCO) while meeting your requirements.

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Ubuntu is the most secure Linux OS distribution — whether used in containers, virtualised servers, on premise or in the public cloud. Our solutions provide enterprise-grade security and support for mission-critical applications and workloads in production.


We have your critical government IT certifications covered. Ubuntu meets certification requirements for the public sector and government agencies including FIPS 140-2, DISA/STIG, FISMA, FedRamp, Common Criteria EAL2, CIS, openSCAP and more.

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Stop worrying about licenses and counting CPU sockets, cores and memory. Ubuntu and Canonical provide upstream solutions to rival proprietary offerings so you can avoid vendor licensing lock-in and reduce TCO.

Ubuntu solutions for the public sector,
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Ubuntu is a multi-cloud platform

Ubuntu provides a secure, certified platform across multi-cloud and hybrid cloud environments. We can work with you to build, deploy, operate and support your infrastructure - AWS, VMware, Hyper-V, OpenStack and Docker and Kubernetes containers. We enable multi-cloud portability for the public sector.

Comprehensive open source support

Get open source support from a single vendor for all of the layers of your stack, from OS to applications. Canonical provides a unified model for open source support services with transparent per-node pricing, avoiding the often high and hidden fees that come with per-core or per-socket pricing models.

Secure, upstream OpenStack and K8s

Take advantage of best-in-class server virtualisation with Charmed OpenStack and production-grade container orchestration with Charmed Kubernetes on Ubuntu. Canonical provides consulting, design/build, training and 24/7 enterprise-grade support services for key open source technologies.

Enterprise-grade management tools

Canonical provides an automation portfolio with multi-tier service modelling. Offering metal-as-a-service (MAAS) for automated server provisioning, Juju for configuration and deployment, and Landscape for Ubuntu systems management at scale for audit and compliance reporting, across your infra, service and application tiers.

Platform across all of IoT, from cloud to edge

Ubuntu Core is a security-first platform built on the new containerised Linux packaging format, Snaps, delivering stronger resiliency and security. From smart drones and autonomous vehicles to robots, Ubuntu is the new standard for embedded Linux. Get the world's best security, a custom app store and reliable updates.

Classified, isolated or limited networks

Reduce time to deployment from one day to one hour. Rapidly deploy the latest in cloud technology to isolated, classified (high side) or slow, bandwidth-limited networks. Implementing Canonical's AIRstack process provides a secure and compliant on-premise deployment solution.

Ubuntu Partners

Ubuntu works with a number of award holders, prime and sub-contractors. Contact us to discuss working with your preferred vendors.

Public cloud

Hardware partners

Ubuntu Certification specs

FIPS 140-2 certified
FIPS 140-2 Level 1 certification for cryptographic modules on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
Defense Information System Agency (DISA) Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.
Common Criteria EAL2 certified
Common Criteria (CC) EAL2 certification for Ubuntu 16.04 Final certification from CSEC is pending for Ubuntu 18.04.
CIS Benchmarks
CIS has published benchmarks for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS benchmarks drafted.
ISO 27001, ISO 27002 certified
SOC2 Type 2 certified
(Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program)
(Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act)
GDPR Compliance tested

Security and reliability

Security Patching
Canonical provides security patching for high and critical CVEs for all 30,000 packages in Main and Universe Ubuntu repositories.
Canonical's Kernel Livepatch Service applies high and critical kernel CVE updates without rebooting.
A broad range of open source infrastructure software (OpenStack, Kubernetes, Docker, etc.) and applications (Kafka, PostgreSQL, Elasticsearch, etc.) are supported through an Ubuntu Advantage subscription.
24/7 Support & Monitoring
Canonical support engineers cover all geographic regions and time-zones.
Break-fix Response
Ubuntu Advantage includes break-fix support and answering questions about supported packages.
99.9% up-time with Canonical's managed services.

We can support your specific requirements.

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