KernelCare Blog

On October 8–10, 2019, KernelCare will be attending Arm TechCon at the San Jose Convention Center. If you’re flying in for Arm TechCon, here are four San Jose landmarks dedicated to the exploration of science and technology that you should make time to check out.

 

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An integral part of Tenable.io’s vulnerability management solution is Nessus, their proprietary vulnerability scanner. Nessus has been around for twenty years, and is one of the most widely deployed security technologies in the world. It now constitutes a central component in the wider Tenable.io SaaS platform.

As you would expect, Nessus’s pedigree makes Tenable.io the leader in vulnerability scanning, and a highly established all-round vulnerability management solution. Here’s everything you need to know about Tenable.io.

 

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Vulnerability management has to happen round-the-clock. Vulnerability scanning uncovers risks and vulnerabilities, and these are combated using patches or other solutions. 

To help meet this challenge, there exists a number of vulnerability management solutions. Within the vulnerability management solution space, there are three big hitters: Rapid7, Qualys and Nessus. Here’s the lowdown on Rapid7.

 

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On August 25th, Linux turned 28. It’s been a big 28 years for the OS with the penguin mascot.

In 1991, a 21-year-old named Linus Torvalds was studying computer science at the University of Helsinki in Finland. He graduated in 1996 having written a thesis “Linux: A Portable Operating System.”

 

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The rise of DevOps has necessitated the creation of tools that enable engineers to manage hundreds or even thousands of machines at once. Through a process known as infrastructure as code (IaC), Configuration Management (CM) tools allow SysAdmins and DevOps teams to maintain visibility over their server infrastructure, and deploy and take action at a mass scale. 

When it comes to mass deployment and CM, there are four big software players: Puppet, Ansible, Saltstack, and Chef. KernelCare can be deployed via all four of them. Chef is a popular option, with unique pros and cons. Here is everything you need to know.

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IT infrastructure is moving to the cloud; VMs and containers are proliferating. There is a constant uptick in the amount of live applications, and all of them are hosted on servers. Today’s SysAdmins and DevOps teams have to manage a huge amount of servers; far more than they did even a few years ago. 

To deal with this technical challenge, Configuration Management (CM) and Remote Execution (RE) tools have been developed. CM and RE tools allow for the execution of tasks on multiple servers at once, and one-click app deployment. They do this through a process called infrastructure as code (IaC), in which an IT environment is represented via a programming language. 

Puppet, Ansible, Chef, and SaltStack are the big four in this tech space. (And all of them can be used to deploy KernelCare.) Here is the lowdown on Ansible. 

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