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Canonical has announced that Ubuntu is set to drive high security and regulated workloads thanks to gaining a new FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standards) certification. Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos, Canonical's product manager for security, states, "With the new FIPS 140-2 validation, we can continue to deliver the security requirements that our government, finance, and healthcare clients trust to implement the most secure open-source software to power their infrastructure."

Now the world's most popular operating system across private and public clouds, Ubuntu has received the FIPS 140-2, Level 1 certification for its cryptographic modules in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, including OpenSSL 1.1.1.

The certification builds on Canonical's track record in designing Ubuntu for high security and regulated workloads that power US government agencies, prime contractors, service providers and organizations in regulated industries including healthcare and finance.