With over 10,000 exploits each year, your business can’t afford to neglect a single patch.
If you’re still updating your systems against a live repository — or worse, not updating them at all — you could be exposing them to unnecessary risks. Skylands Networks takes an enterprise approach to patch management and brings it into the datacenter. By building and maintaining a set of patching channels, we help prevent inconsistency across your systems.
KernelCare: Patch without Rebooting
With KernelCare, you can deliver higher service-level agreements and increase customer satisfaction by avoiding the application downtime caused by kernel security updates.
KernelCare is a service that allows automatic security updates to your running kernel, alleviating the need to reboot the server. The service features installation of security patches that takes nanoseconds and doesn’t alter the performance of your server, meaning you get to a better, more secure Linux quickly and without disruption.
Software vendors primarily release new patches to fix security vulnerabilities that can be exploited by malicious people intending to damage your systems.
These patches often come with performance improvements or crash fixes, which can lead to a productivity boost for your systems. The improved security also helps productivity, eliminating the detrimental effects of malicious scripts that cripple business-critical applications.
Compliance has become a major driving factor for companies to implement a patch management solution. Increasing regulations ensure companies maintain security best practices, and having your systems patched is critical to the core security of your system.
Government institutions, financial services companies, and healthcare organizations are among the most affected by these regulations, but soon all businesses will need to be secure enough to protect the privacy and data of their employees, customers, and partners.
Live channels are an excellent way to stay on top of the latest patches. We rapidly test the live channels against development/staging environments to prevent production impact.
Lock to Staging
Locking to a staging environment gives you the ability to patch your test/staging environment and thoroughly test it out over time. When you patch production, it applies the same packages to staging to ensure full compatibility.
Lock to Date
Locking a server to a particular date allows an alternative way to ensure compliance across environments. Patching against a set date allows you to comply with rigid vendor support rules.
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