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Secure your Arm instance using the Oracle Linux STIG image

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Arm-based Compute enables current workloads to run less expensively. With OCI, you can build next-generation applications with greater economics and predictable and superior performance. Oracle Linux, combined with OCI’s high-performance cloud architecture and Ampere’s Altra processor, delivers the best price-performance in the cloud. OCI Ampere A1 Compute running Oracle Linux offers the best platform to develop, deploy, and run Arm-based applications.
For enhanced security, the Oracle Linux 7 Arm STIG image enables you to easily deploy hardened OS instances in OCI. This Arm image is an Oracle Linux 7 implementation of the Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) for OCI. When deployed, you can configure the Arm instance to match certain security standards and requirements set by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) of the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD).
The Oracle Linux 7 Arm STIG image is scanned against the target DISA STIG Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) Benchmark profile. Not all elements of the Oracle Linux 7 STIG are implemented in the image because of requirements specific to the user environment. The resulting OpenSCAP compliance score is published in the documentation.
Click to deploy a STIG profile Arm instance
The Oracle Linux 7 Arm STIG image is readily available on the Oracle Cloud Marketplace and from the embedded Marketplace or Oracle images catalog in the Oracle Cloud Console. It’s available for deployment in commercial and US government OCI regions.
A screenshot of the Marketplace image for Oracle Linux 79 Arm with STIG Profile.
Getting started on Arm
To learn why Arm-based application development is best on Oracle Linux in OCI, read this blog.
Visit the Oracle Linux 7 Arm STIG listing in the Marketplace for more information and to click-to-deploy on OCI. The Oracle Linux 7 STIG image is also available in the Marketplace and Oracle Images catalog for deployment on Intel and AMD (x86_64) Compute shapes in OCI.
To learn how to deploy the image in OCI, STIG remediation configurations and considerations, and compliance check scanning, refer to the Oracle Linux STIG documentation.
Sign up for an OCI account and test drive the OCI Arm platform and the Oracle Linux 7 Arm STIG image. You can start by deploying it on Oracle Cloud Free Tier or OCI subscription resources. With an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure subscription, you receive enterprise-level Oracle Linux Premier Support at no extra cost.
More resources area available at the following links:
Oracle Linux 7 Arm STIG image (Marketplace)
Oracle Linux STIG (documentation)
Oracle Linux for Arm (datasheet)
Oracle Linux 7 Security Guide (documentation)
Oracle Linux (web page)

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Added on Feb 1 2022