On April 30, 2020, KernelCare CEO Igor Seletskiy was interviewed on The SaaS CX Show, a podcast hosted by SaaS consultant Frank Bria. During this podcast, Igor answers why his company entered the live patching market, what it’s like to do business in it, and how he plans to expand into new applications. Below is an overview of his answers and a recording of the podcast.
The beta version of KernelCare+ is now available for download for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, CloudLinux OS 7, and CentOS 7. More distributions will be added in June 2020.
Compared to proprietary embedded operating systems, Linux is low cost; it allows for multiple suppliers of software, development and support; it has a stable kernel; and it facilitates the ability to read, modify and redistribute the source code. For these reasons and more, Linux has become the go-to option for embedded systems.
Software is complex and constantly changing. Bugs are inevitable. Before the internet age, bugs were just faults to fix. Now, they are opportunities, one of the ways hackers get unauthorized access to systems. The cybersecurity industry thrives on this threat. Their products 'defend' and 'protect' but cannot plug a simple security loophole: the exploitation of vulnerabilities that persist in outdated and unpatched operating systems and applications.
This article reviews the background to this problem, and gives tips to remedy it using unattended update packages for Ubuntu, Red Hat and Fedora, and live patching solutions from KernelCare, Kgraft, Ksplice, and Livepatch.
KernelCare supports a large number of distributions and kernel versions. List of all supported distributions, kernels, as well as patches for them is available at patches.kernelcare.com.
We are glad to announce that KernelCare now supports automated live patching for Ubuntu 20.04 "Focal Fossa".
KernelCare, the first and exclusive live patching service for Amazon Linux 1 & 2, is now available for purchase on Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace.
Download, deploy and configure KernelCare on-site and in the off-cloud image as well as in the enterprise platform for AWS EC2 cloud instances.
KernelCare live patching system has achieved the Amazon Linux 2 Ready designation in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Service Ready Program.