The SUSE team has announced the release of a new service pack (SP) for SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE). The new update, SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 SP2, offers security improvements, techniques to reduce downtime, and improvements to ARM platforms. “Greater security for federal government and public sector organizations as well as others running high-security environments with FIPS 140-2 certification-ready packages. Ensure protection against outsider threats for IBM Z installations with support for IBM Secure Execution and Secure Boot. Support for a complete and secure offline installation for air-gapped deployments, which are typical for military and healthcare environments. Protect data at rest without additional software cost using cryptctl. Local and Remote disk encryption can be setup for all on-premises, cloud and hybrid installations along with enterprise key management KMIP standard. Increase Linux system uptime by up to 12 months while maintaining highest security standards with SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching, now also available for IBM Z and LinuxONE.” Further details can be found in the company’s release announcement. A 60-day free trail can be found on the company’s download page.