Automate Linux Patch Management

Patching computers is one of the most redundant and tiring tasks and with Endpoint Central, it is simpler than ever. Endpoint Central provides solutions for Linux patch management which helps admins ensure that all the Linux machines on the network are up to date with critical/recent Linux patches that are released and there are no security vulnerabilities in the network. You can automate the complete process and ensure that all your systems are up-to-datewhich will lead to zero down time, increase in productivity, keeping away vulnerabilities and saving time and effort spent in patching computers.

Linux Patch Management using Endpoint Central

Using Endpoint Central, you can patch Linux endpoints both manually and automatically. It has a streamlined patch management process to ensure that no system is left unpatched:

    • Updated Vulnerability Database: Endpoint Central supports Linux patches within 24 hours of release.

Vulnerability Database - ManageEngine Endpoint Central

    • System Health Policy: Discern how vulnerable your network is at a glance.

System Health Policy - ManageEngine Endpoint Central

    • Disable Automatic Updates: Have complete control over the patches installed within your network.

Disable Automatic Updates - ManageEngine Endpoint Central

    • Test and Approve Patches: Ensure that none of the systems within your network face downtime.

Test and Approve Patches - ManageEngine Endpoint Central

    • Schedule Patch Deployment: Schedule the installation of patches at off-hours.

    • Automate it Completely: Automate everything in just 4 minutes!

    • Patch Management on the go: Install patches using Endpoint Central's mobile app.

    • Reports: View detailed patch reports and gain visibility and insights on your network.

Reports - ManageEngine Endpoint Central

  • Supported Operating Systems: Windows, Mac and Linux. View the complete list here

To find out more about Endpoint Central's patch management process, visit this webpage.

Supported Linux Operating Systems

Endpoint Central supports patch management for all active versions of the Linux flavors listed below:

  1. Ubuntu
  2. Debian
  3. CentOS
  4. Red Hat
  5. SUSE Linux
  6. Pardus
  7. Oracle Linux

What is Linux Patch Management?

Linux Patch Management is the process of detecting, downloading, testing, approving and installing new/missing patches for Linux computers within a network. It entails having a centralized view on the applicable Linux patches for endpoints across a network, so that Vulnerable, Highly Vulnerable and Healthy Systems can be classified at a glance, and appropriate measures can be taken to keep the network safe from cyberattacks.

Why are Linux software updates important?

Updates for Linux, include fixes to security loopholes, better hardware compatibility, improved stability, and occasionally major updates thereby improving the user experience overall. If you do not update your Linux, you can miss out on all of these new features and improvements. Also some patches address serious security weaknesses that hackers can use to infect your machine with malware. If these updates aren't applied, your network will be vulnerable to attacks.