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Live Patching Linux Without Downtime on AWS Graviton2-Based Instances

Keeping your Linux system up to date with the latest operating system and application software patches is one of the most effective ways to strengthen system security. Enterprises sometimes neglect to install the latest security updates because most kernel upgrades and security patches require a system reboot, which means downtime and waiting for reboot cycles. KernelCare from CloudLinux can live patch Amazon EC2 instances based on AWS Graviton2 Arm64 processors.

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Live Patching Linux Kernel Vulnerabilities with AWS and KernelCare

Automatic software patching is not yet seen as a security benefit, even though out-of-date software is the cause of many recent cybersecurity failures. As companies and their staff become more security-aware and, in some cases, legally accountable for security breaches, system administrators are starting to see automated Linux kernel live patching as the missing link in their system security profiles. Despite the disadvantages, a system with live patching is safer than one without.

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