Patching endpoints is one of the most exhausting and redundant tasks that Linux admins are burdened with, but keeping up with the latest security updates is crucial in maintaining a robust security posture. Failing to keep endpoints up-to-date with critical and recent patches that are released allows for security vulnerabilities to exist in the network that malicious hackers can use to infect endpoints and systems with harmful malware.
By automating Linux patch management admins and organizations don’t have to trade convenience for security- they can have both! Unified endpoint management and security solutions like ManageEngine Endpoint Central can automate Linux patch management and make the process simple, efficient and effective. To understand the key Linux endpoint security and management challenges that organizations face today, the importance of a robust patch management strategy, and the benefits of automating patch management, we spoke with industry leading endpoint management and security provider ManageEngine. We are now sharing these insights with our readers to help you easily improve the security of your Linux information security infrastructure.
Linux: An Increasingly Popular – and Targeted – OS
Due to Linux’s universality, dependability, and adaptability, businesses continue to use it to power their digital infrastructures. Too many organizations delay or neglect patching Linux endpoints, putting their users, their key assets and their brand image at great risk. Unpatched Linux systems and services such as Apache or NGINX, as well as third-party software, make Linux systems easy targets for vulnerabilities. Due to the growing popularity