Red Hat Enterprise Linux includes one key feature that no other enterprise OS on the market provides out of the box and that feature is “Red Hat Insights”.
Insights is a SaaS offering included with RHEL subscriptions for identifying and remediating security, compliance, and configuration risks in Red Hat Enterprise Linux environments.
Better described as “Machine Learning Remediation as a Service”, Red Hat extracts data from public vulnerabilities, knowledge bases, partner & customer datasets, and more.
When your RHEL instance is configured to upload daily, the tool processes your machine data against known issues and provides information, recommendations, and auto remediations to mitigate potential risks. All is displayed and managed in a user friendly dashboard at https://cloud.redhat.com.
Here are some of the areas that Insights identifies and helps to remediate:
- Common Vulnerability and Exposures (CVEs)
- Availability and Stability risks analysis (Hardware, Network and Software)
- Available & future Bug fixes and Features
- Policy and Compliance misalignments
- Machine Drift – based on pre-defined system baselines
Interestingly Red Hat also provides recommendations for 3rd party products, including Microsoft SQL Server and SAP applications running on RHEL.
If you’d like to know more, please reach out to the Red Hat Ingram Micro team for more information!