Secure and certified open source for Public Sector
Ubuntu provides a secure platform for government agencies to build, operate and innovate with open source infrastructure, applications and technologies. With enterprise support from Canonical, Ubuntu can significantly reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) while meeting strict, unique requirements for the Federal government and public sector.Contact us
Ubuntu is a secure Linux OS distribution — whether used in containers, virtualised servers, on premises or in the public cloud. Our solutions provide enterprise-grade security and support for mission-critical applications and workloads in production.See how we're securing the public sector ›
We have your critical government IT certifications covered. Ubuntu Pro meets certification requirements for the public sector and government agencies including SOC 2, FIPS 140-2, DISA/STIG, Common Criteria EAL2, CIS and more.
Open source in government
In this webinar, the Public Sector team discuss the importance of open source technology in government, how it's being used and the range of secure services available from Canonical.Watch the webinar
Ubuntu solutions for the public sector,
delivered by Canonical
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, Azure, Google, 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.
Find out why the UK Government puts Ubuntu in first place for security
CESG, the security arm of the UK government rated Ubuntu as the most secure operating system of the 11 they tested.Read the case study
Azure and AWS compliance with Ubuntu Pro
Ubuntu Pro and Ubuntu Pro FIPS are premium images that are optimised for Azure and AWS with compliance, security and hardening for production environments. Ubuntu Pro includes comprehensive, 10-year open source security coverage for key applications, like Apache Kafka, NGINX and PostgreSQL, access to kernel Livepatch service to avoid unplanned downtime and is priced for the cloud.
The Ubuntu Pro FIPS premium images provide access to AWS and Azure FIPS and CC-EAL2 certified components to enable operating environments under compliance regimes. Ubuntu Pro FIPS is built upon the power of Ubuntu Pro's enhanced stability and security features and provides a compliant platform for government and public sector agencies and contract vehicles.
Staying compliant while delivering innovation in government services
How Ubuntu Pro FIPS on Microsoft Azure gives government agencies and contractors new ways to control costs and boost innovation while maintaining FIPS compliance.Read the whitepaper
Ubuntu works with a number of award holders, prime and sub-contractors. Contact us to discuss working with your preferred vendors.
Ubuntu Pro specs
|FIPS 140-2 certified
FIPS 140-2 Level 1 certification for cryptographic modules on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. FIPS 140-3 modules for Ubuntu 22.04 LTS have been submitted to NIST and are now available for preview.
Defense Information System Agency (DISA) Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, and for Ubuntu 20.04 LTS with the Ubuntu Security Guide.
|Common Criteria EAL2 certified
Common Criteria (CC) EAL2 certification for Ubuntu 16.04 Final certification from CSEC is pending for Ubuntu 18.04 and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
CIS has published benchmarks for Ubuntu since 12.04 LTS, and Canonical has actively participated in drafting Ubuntu benchmarks for 22.04 LTS, 20.04 LTS, 18.04 LTS and 16.04 LTS releases.
|SOC2 Type 2 certified
For Managed Services.
The Ubuntu Security Guide, available on 22.04 LTS and 20.04 LTS for the CIS benchmarks and on 20.04 LTS for DISA STIG provides SCAP content that can be applied and audited automatically.
Security, accessibility and reliability
Canonical provides security patching for high and critical CVEs for all 25,000+ 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 Pro subscription.
|24/7 Support & Monitoring
Canonical support engineers cover all geographic regions and time-zones.
Includes break-fix support and answering questions about supported packages.
99.9% up-time with Canonical’s managed services.
FIPS certification and CIS compliance with Ubuntu
Learn about Ubuntu CIS and FIPS certified components to enable operating under compliance regimes like FedRAMP, HIPAA, PCI and ISO. Get all of your compliance questions answered in our webinar to ensure you and your team are, and remain, compliant.Watch the webinar
We can support your specific requirements.
Canonical can support specific requirements for public sector, and oftentimes works with award holders, prime and sub-contractors. Contact us for more, and find us with Canonical's CAGE Code: 7VDN3 and NCAGE Code: U09K6.