Today Amazon Web Services announced  the Amazon Linux 2, the latest release of their supported and maintained Linux image for use on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). This release is designed to provide a stable, secure, and high-performance execution environment and contains new components of the Linux operating system for improved startup and performance. The Amazon Linux AMI is provided at no additional charge.

Predictability with the speed of AWS

While providing long-term support commonly needed for long lived applications, the Amazon Linux Extras repository will provide a mechanism to deploy fresh supported software and packages.

Hybrid Environment Support

Unlike its predecessor, AWS announced today AL2 can also be used for development and test workloads in hybrid environments such as Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware and within containers for on-premise implementations, where previously it was only supported within AWS.

Linux is a first-class citizen in security

Trend Micro Deep Security supports AL2 at launch. As organizations evolve and deploy Linux (and other) servers to new environments, our goal is to ensure that their security evolves with them. With support for 19 years of Windows servers, and now 31 Linux and Unix operating systems, our customers have the freedom to build their environments to maximize their business, knowing that Deep Security will be there to protect them along the way.

Trend Micro loves Linux because our customers love Linux. Linux is truly a first-class citizen at Trend Micro and our launch support for AL2 another example of our commitment to protecting our customers’ evolving workloads. This is highlighted further by the speed at which we’re able to bring support for new Linux Operating Systems to market and our rapid-response kernel program.

Whether you’re running your AL2 in AWS, on virtual servers or in containers, Deep Security delivers layered protection for your hybrid environment. To learn more about Deep Security for AWS check out Trend Micro on the AWS Marketplace