CloudLinux Collaborates with Microsoft to Create Integration for KernelCare IoT

Photo Jim Jackson, president and chief revenue officer, CloudLinux
“A tiny IoT sensor can expose your organization to as much harm as a large, physical server,” said Jim Jackson, president and chief revenue officer, CloudLinux.

CloudLinux’s automated, live kernel patching service KernelCare can now be deployed with Microsoft. This makes it possible to update entire networks of devices and apply security patches without having to halt operations or restart devices.

CloudLinux has collaborated with Microsoft to create an integration for KernelCare IoT with Device Update for IoT Hub. It would fill a critical gap to update devices during runtime.

“A tiny IoT sensor can expose your organization to as much harm as a large, physical server,” said Jim Jackson, president and chief revenue officer, CloudLinux. “Effectively managing large numbers of IoT devices is challenging to say the least, while neglecting maintenance aspects such as device updates and patching leads to significant security risks. No one wants to go through re-boots and service interruptions for an entire fleet of IoT devices and KernelCare resolves that issue.”

KernelCare for IoT

Currently, KernelCare for IoT supports four Linux distributions commonly used on IoT devices – Ubuntu Core, Yocto Project, Raspbian and Amazon Linux 2 on EC2 A1. Supported chipsets include popular ARM processors, as well as AWS Graviton 2 and NXP processors. Due to the unique nature of every enterprise IoT deployments, free proof-of-concept evaluations are offered for enterprise IoT users.

Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, CloudLinux develops a hardened Linux distribution, Linux kernel live security patching, extended support options for Linux, and web server security software. It is used by enterprises, service providers, governments and universities all over the world. CloudLinux has more than 4,000 customers and partners, and more than 500,000 product installations globally.

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