Minimizing Risk for
Systems with Live Patching
As consumers rely on telecommunications (telco) organizations to provide them with continuous uptime, reliable service, and secure networks, telco companies can adopt live patching automation as a security approach to improve their services and minimize operational risk.
Uptime & Security for Telco Application Clusters
With the evolution of 4G, 5G, high speed internet, home WiFi, and LTE networks, the telco industry continues to evolve through innovation and consolidation. Most service carriers continue to acquire new products and services to bundle into the master offerings.
Dependencies on these offerings, including home internet, E911, and 5G voice/data/video, have become critical utilities – with customers across the globe relying on providers of these networks to deliver constant uptime and secure communications.
With live patching from TuxCare, telco providers can automatically deploy the latest security patches without needing to schedule a system reboot. As patches are applied automatically without service interruptions, telco systems can more easily remain operational under the five-nines (99999) reliability model.
Not only is live patching without a reboot critical to maintaining the five-nines mandate, but minimizing the risk window of when vulnerabilities can be exploited enables telco companies to better protect consumers from cybersecurity incidents.Cybersecurity is one of the top business mandates for service providers. Many client-facing telco application systems would greatly benefit from live patching, including billing, customer care,
Many telco companies running legacy Linux and Python applications that have far surpassed their vendor-supported lifecycles. TuxCare’s market-leading Extended Lifecycle Support (ELS) for these operating systems, as well as PHP, CentOS, and other open source projects, is critical to keeping telco networks secure for four years or more after their operating systems reach end of life (EOL).
Extending lifecycle support for telco applications no longer supported by the manufacturer is critical to the overall success of and reliability of these networks – 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.