Tuxcare Live Patching for State,
Local, and Federal Government
Systems and Services.
By implementing live patching automation, local, state, and national governmental organizations – as well as the contractors they work with – can minimize their security risk and ensure continuous system uptime for the citizens that rely on their services.
Minimizing Risk & Downtime in Government Services
Local, state, and federal government systems and networks are vast as they continue to be fragmented groups of IT and DevOps teams across various departments. Public sector offices and the contractors they use to outsource their IT services find themselves in a particularly challenging position when it comes to patching vulnerabilities in their Linux operating systems.
Waiting for maintenance windows to perform a system reboot and manually apply a vulnerability patch puts the sensitive data of the citizens who depend on their services at risk – but accelerating their security patching lifecycle can also cause interruptions to those vital services.
Fortunately, with live patching from TuxCare, government offices and the contractors who serve them can automatically deploy the latest Linux security patches without needing to perform a system reboot. With a live patching approach, governmental offices can minimize downtime while keeping their users’ data safe from exploitation of newly-discovered vulnerabilities.
Even with the adoption of NIST 800-53 security frameworks and the enablement of FedRamp certification for cloud services, many parts of the government still run on legacy and out-of-date operating systems and code releases.
These operating systems often need to remain functional many years past their vendor-supported lifecycle, so the ability to receive extended support during end-of-life (EOL) is critical – as many systems have new releases that government offices and contractors aren’t yet equipped to adopt.
With TuxCare Extended Lifecycle Support (ESL), public sector organizations running on an unsupported Linux distribution can protect their servers and maximize system uptime while buying themselves the time they need to migrate to a vendor-supported operating system.
Waiting to apply security patches until you’re ready to restart systems and devices is leaving your organization vulnerable and putting your compliance posture at risk. TuxCare’s live patching solutions protect your Linux systems by rapidly eliminating vulnerabilities with no need to wait for maintenance windows or downtime. With TuxCare, IT teams can automate the process of taking new patches through staging, testing, and production on all popular Linux distributions.
TuxCare features flawless interoperability with vulnerability scanners, security sensors, and automation and reporting tools, as well as our ePortal management platform – a dedicated private patch server that runs inside your firewall on-premise or in the cloud.
TuxCare is the only provider that can live patch virtually all vulnerabilities in kernels, shared libraries, virtualization platforms, and open-source databases across all popular distributions.