Live Security Patching for IoT Devices

Raspberry Pi OSYocto Project Ubuntu Core

Amazon Linux 2Yocto Project 



Billions of Internet-connected sensors and other devices, comprising the Internet of Things, now span the world’s manufacturing plants and logistics infrastructure. They enable remarkable efficiency and unprecedented data collection for industrial companies. However, with so many poorly secured devices in operation, Industrial IoT exposes manufacturing businesses to high levels of cyber risk.

A tiny IoT sensor exposes the business to as much risk as a large-scale server in the data centre. Once compromised, it can wreak havoc on information systems or serve as a gateway into the network for malicious actors. Security countermeasures are available for the IIOT. IoT devices need their security to be watertight. All of them should be updatable. And just as importantly, organizations need to be able to patch them as fast as possible.

KernelCare has got you covered with Linux Kernel IoT devices live patching.

How does kernel patching for IoT work?

Allocates kernel memory loads new, secure code into it.
Momentarily pauses all process in a ‘safe’ mode
Modifies original functions and jumps to new secure code, ensuring old (vulnerable) code can never run
Unpauses all process and resumes

Watch how KernelCare live patching protects IoT from cybersecurity threats

Supported Distros and Processors

Supported Distributions
URaspberry Pi OS Yocto Project
Ubuntu Core Amazon Linux 2
Supported Chipsets
Arm Cortex-A Arm Cortex-R Arm Cortex-M
Arm Neoverse Arm SecurCore
AWS Graviton 2 NXP
Our Customers
Dell and 1,500+ Enterprise companies
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KernelCare provides services that make server management easy, particularly with regard to security. Not needing to restart a server to get the latest kernel security updates is essential for business-critical applications that can't be taken down for patches. Additionally, their solutions allow some legacy applications to remain secure when alternative options are not available on the market or would be cost-prohibitive to implement.
Justin Jett
Director of Audit and Compliance, Plixer
KernelCare keeps a vital part of our services updated without having downtime from reboots - with all the recent Intel exploits this has been even more valuable than ever. KernelCare also adds additional security to the Kernel making it seem even better value for money. I use it across all our server fleet and would recommend it to all Linux administrators.
Philip Rawlinson
Technical Director, Netweaver
We have come to consider KernelCare as an essential service. The downtime that reboots cause is a disruption for customers, and nuisance for admins, that can be easily avoided with KernelCare.
Joe Oesterling
Chief Technology Officer, Liquid Web
We have been using KernelCare at our EC2 instances and web hosting servers for a long time. We do not run EC2 instances without KernelCare because we think that this is fundamental to bring security and reliability to our company and customers.
Alex Wojtowicz
Owner, Warpnet
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