KernelCare Eliminates Kernel Security Threats Such as Dirty COW At No Cost for Nonprofits

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Rebootless kernel security update service now offers livepatch without reboots for most popular Linux distributions free for nonprofit organizations, provides a fix for Dirty COW CVE-2016-5195 vulnerability.

Linux’s reliable and cost-effective technology is perfect for nonprofit organizations. Now, with KernelCare, it can become a more secure environment all while reducing the admin work needed to be performed by the IT staff

Leading OS developer CloudLinux announced today that it offers its rebootless kernel security update service KernelCare at no cost free for nonprofit organizations. KernelCare provides timely kernel security updates to the live server alleviating the need for a reboot. It supports most popular Linux distributions, installs in minutes with a single line of code and without a reboot, and allows nonprofit organizations abolish current and newly discovered kernel vulnerabilities.

“Security concerns are top of mind for many organizations these days,” said Igor Seletskiy, Founder and CEO at CloudLinux. “KernelCare delivers a super-fast release of security patches for new vulnerabilities, like the recent Dirty Cow privilege escalation, and we are very excited to be able to contribute to making Linux secure and stable but also do it for free for nonprofit organizations.”

Most nonprofit organizations have limited IT resources and are unable to update kernels with all the necessary and timely security patches. KernelCare helps these organizations bring their kernels up to date with all security patches and keep them secure going forward. It allows for the application of security patches without IT involvement and without reboots, which can interrupt critical server functions.

“Linux’s reliable and cost-effective technology is perfect for nonprofit organizations. Now, with KernelCare, it can become a more secure environment all while reducing the admin work needed to be performed by the IT staff,” Seletskiy added.

Out-of-the-box install of KernelCare is supported on most popular Linux distributions, for approximately 800 kernels, and is offered at no cost for nonprofit organizations. Supported Linux distributions include:

  • Red Hat RHEL 5.x, 6.x and 7.x
  • CentOS 5.x, 6.x and 7.x
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and 16.04 LTS
  • Xen4CentOS 6 and Xen4CentOS 7
  • Virtuozzo/OpenVZ 2.6.32
  • Debian 6 and 7
  • And more.

To request a complimentary unlimited license, nonprofit organizations and charities should write to nonprofit(at)kernelcare(dot)com.

To learn more about KernelCare, visit cloudlinux.com/kernelcare.

About KernelCare and CloudLinux

CloudLinux is on a mission to make Linux secure, stable, and profitable. KernelCare is CloudLinux's fastest growing product and provides automated kernel security updates without reboots for most popular Linux distributions. It ensures optimal performance and uptime by allowing hosting providers and enterprises to keep kernels up-to-date with all security patches while keeping servers online.

Visit http://www.CloudLinux.com for more information.

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