After the Equifax data breach, which highlighted the consequences of unpatched software, administrators have the delicate task of ensuring that the latest patches are applied especially across public-facing servers while reducing downtime from potential crashes and reboots. Plenty of open-source patching tools are available, but many of them force a reboot of the server. Instead of using resource-intensive open-source patching methods, a better choice is rebootless live patching. Live patching keeps the system updated and protected from the latest vulnerabilities while reducing downtime from reboots of critical production servers.
In this post, we’ll cover everything there is to know about Linux kernel live patching and the ways it can save IT staff time. Whether you’re new to live patching or an expert, we’ll make sure you walk away with a complete understanding of the way live patching can help your organization and keep it compliant with the latest regulatory standards.