Red Hat, the company recently acquired by IBM, has announced a new version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.6.
This will be the latest distribution update for bare-metal, virtual, containers, private and public clouds servers.
As usual, the new version brings various security improvements, but also a completely new "Trusted Platform Module":
Security remains a constant, key challenge for us, and complex hybrid and enclosed environments do not facilitate it. To better meet these security needs, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6 brings the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0 as part of Network Bound Disk Encryption (NBDE).
The drives are safer, of course: The network-based mechanism (NBDE) provides security in network environments while the TPM works on the spot to add an extra layer of security by connecting the drives to specific systems.
The new version offers easier management of firewalls with improvements to nftables.
If you want to try the distribution, you can download the free 30 trial version of official webpage. Recording required.