What does end of life mean for enterprise Linux users? Read this comprehensive guide to find out.
Live Patching for Information
Information Technology services (ITS) teams can boost efficiency and minimize risk with automated live patching – enabling them to quickly deploy the latest Linux security patches without requiring a system reboot or having to wait for a scheduled maintenance window.
Strengthening ITS Workflow Operations with TuxCare
Information Technology Services (ITS) teams have several internal and external operational mandates – with patching and updating every development, test, and production system being part of their charter.
Most patching requirements have become more compartmentalized among SecOps, DevOps, AppSec, and NetSecOps teams, but ITS teams still own overall reportability and accountability of all systems, networks, and security uptimes for their organizations.
With TuxCare’s automated live patching solution, KernelCare, ITS teams can automatically apply the latest security patches on all popular Linux distributions without having to cause service interruptions by waiting for a system reboot. TuxCare also provides live patching for databases and shared libraries – as well as our ePortal for live patching within gated infrastructures.
After implementing KernelCare, ITS teams eliminate the need to wait for maintenance windows to deploy patches, which leaves enterprises at risk and non-compliant. With KernelCare, ITS operations can ensure a higher level of security across the organization and spend more time on business-critical tasks instead of manually executing Linux vulnerability patches.
For ITS teams running operating systems past their vendor-supported lifecycle, TuxCare’s market-leading Extended Lifecycle Support (ELS) for Python, PHP, CentOS, and other open source projects is critical to keeping SDN platforms secure for four years or more after end of life (EOL).
Extending lifecycle support for applications no longer supported by the manufacturer is critical to the overall success of IT operations, SecOps, DevOps, NetSecOps, and risk management teams – buying them 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.