Expanding the Availability of CIS Hardened Images on Oracle

Some IT and security leaders lack confidence in their ability to secure their workloads in the cloud. But that’s not necessarily affecting public cloud spending. According to Gartner, global end-user spending on public cloud services will reach $591.8 billion in 2023. That's 20% more than it was just a year ago.

The benefits of cloud computing are simply too compelling to slow down. As you only need to pay for what you use in the cloud, you can spare yourself from needing to invest in infrastructure upfront. Cloud computing also gives you a quick way to "fail-over" to cloud-based backup systems and data if your physical data center suffers a disaster.

We want to help make your cloud workloads as secure as possible. To help you out, the Center for Internet Security (CIS) has worked with Oracle Cloud Marketplace to expand the international availability of our CIS Hardened Images.

How Far Cloud Security on Oracle Now Goes

Our CIS Hardened Images have been available on the Oracle Cloud Marketplace for a while now. If you've spun one up, you know that you can use one of these virtual machine (VM) images to secure your systems operating in the Oracle Cloud. That's because CIS Hardened Images are pre-hardened to the security recommendations of the CIS Benchmarks.

We're constantly working to give you greater access to our CIS Hardened Images on the Oracle Cloud Marketplace. As of November 2022, they were available primarily in the United States. This meant that users operating outside of the United States weren't able to use them.

But that's now changed. Oracle Cloud Marketplace has enabled us as sellers to provide CIS Hardened Images in the United Kingdom, Canada, and Brazil. We’ve worked with Oracle on this effort to help users in those regions spin up CIS Hardened Images on Oracle Cloud Marketplace.

Best of all, if you operate in the United Kingdom, Canada, or Brazil, you will be able to pay for a CIS Hardened Image on Oracle Cloud Marketplace in USD or local currency. This helps to make migrating to the cloud and securing your cloud-based systems as easy as possible.

Migrate to the Cloud with Confidence

Cybersecurity is a global effort, and it’s an ongoing one at that. If you operate in Canada, the United Kingdom, or Brazil, we encourage you to spin up one of our CIS Hardened Images so that you can continue to manage your workloads in the cloud with confidence.