Free, Live Kernel Patching for the Raspberry Pi Now Available | #linux | #linuxsecurity | #education | #technology | #infosec


PALO ALTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CloudLinux announced today that its KernelCare service now supports the Raspberry Pi platform providing live patching for the running kernel with zero downtime — improving security for IoT deployments.

KernelCare for Raspberry Pi is a free service ensuring that IoT devices and assemblies are automatically updated and always available. This provides IoT projects with improved protection against newly discovered vulnerabilities as they are fixed, rather than being easy targets for hackers.

“Security has always been a challenge with IoT implementations because of the many connected devices that have very small computing resources,” said Jim Jackson, president and chief revenue officer of CloudLinux. “With the KernelCare service, devices are automatically patched with the latest security updates and experience no downtime — exactly what is needed for IoT deployments.”

KernelCare for Raspberry Pi supports Ubuntu Focal Fossa for 64-bit ARM platform, and will soon support Debian and Raspbian. The currently supported chips are the BCM2711 (Pi 4) and BCM2837 (Pi 3 and later models of the Pi 2).

About KernelCare

KernelCare is a product by CloudLinux, which has been making Linux secure and stable since 2010, that provides live patching on multiple linux distributions. It provides rebootless kernel and library patching, increasing security, stability and availability of Linux servers and devices.

KernelCare for the Raspberry Pi platform brings to the IoT the same ease of use and security that thousands of installations of KernelCare already experience. To sign up for the free service go here. In addition to the free KernelCare service for the Raspberry Pi platform, a dedicated service for commercial IoT projects is also available. Pricing is customized and determined after a proof-of-concept project. For more information, visit

About CloudLinux

Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, CloudLinux Inc. develops a hardened Linux distribution, Linux kernel live security patching, extended support options for Linux, and web server security software used by enterprises, service providers, governments and universities all over the world.

CloudLinux has more than 4,000 customers and partners, more than 500,000 product installations globally, and dedicated analysts and developers that together have more than 450 years’ worth of Linux experience along with a passion for delivering the best customer care.

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