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30 Mar 2017 Training Thursdays: Zero-Downtime Patching for Continuous Security [62032]
By Antoinette O'Sullivan

Antoinette writes, "Oracle Linux is the only Linux OS with zero-downtime patching for continuous security. Non-Disruptive Downloads are key. Zero downtime is increasingly important because of the growing number of security patches that everyone has to deal with.

The ability to patch systems with critical security errata without downtime is crucial. Ksplice can deliver zero downtime for your core infrastructure in both kernel and user space for your traditional workloads and also your cloud.

Ksplice is one of the many topics you can learn about by taking Oracle Linux system administration training..."
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29 Mar 2017 How To Fend Off Cyberattacks And Data Breaches [61952]
CIO, March 29th 2017

Experts in online security and data protection explain how smaller businesses can prevent security breaches and digital attacks

"According to research conducted by Symantec, the number of cyberattacks against small businesses (companies with fewer than 250 employees) has been steadily growing over the last six years, with hackers specifically targeting employees (phishing). And while distributed denial of service, or DDoS, attacks are still a leading form of cyber warfare, ransomware and malware attacks, targeting users of smartphones and internet of things (IoT) devices, as well as PCs and systems running on Macs and Linux, are also a big threat to small businesses..."
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29 Mar 2017 SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension [62024]
Linux Journal, March 29th 2017

Historically, data replication has been available only piecemeal through proprietary vendors. In a quest to remediate history, SUSE and partner LINBIT announced a solution that promises to change the economics of data replication. The two companies' collaborative effort is the headliner in the updated SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension, which now includes LINBIT's integrated geo-clustering technology.
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28 Mar 2017 Oracle Linux 6.9 Released with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel 4.1.12, TLS 1.2 [62029]
Softpedia, March 28th, 2017

Oracle announced today, March 28, 2017, the release and general availability of the Oracle Linux 6.9 operating system, the ninth update to the Oracle Linux 6 stable series

Prominent features of Oracle Linux 6.9 include support for TLS (Transport Layer Security) 1.2 on all system components, along with vsftpd support for TLS 1.2 and auditd support for incremental_async, implementation of the cpuid utility supporting AMD, Intel, and VIA CPUs, improved SSSD (System Security Services Daemon) support for Active Directory (AD), and better support when running as a Hyper-V guest.
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28 Mar 2017 Oracle Linux 6.9 Released With Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel 4.1.12, Tls 1.2 [61967]
Softpedia, March 28th, 2017

Oracle announced today, March 28, 2017, the release and general availability of the Oracle Linux 6.9 operating system, the ninth update to the Oracle Linux 6 stable series

"Prominent features of Oracle Linux 6.9 include support for TLS (Transport Layer Security) 1.2 on all system components, along with vsftpd support for TLS 1.2 and auditd support for incremental_async, implementation of the cpuid utility supporting AMD, Intel, and VIA CPUs, improved SSSD (System Security Services Daemon) support for Active Directory (AD), and better support when running as a Hyper-V guest.

Under the hood, the OS is powered by Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) Release 4 (4.1.12-61.1.28.el6uek) for 64-bit (x86_64) platforms, Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) Release 2 (2.6.39-400.294.3.el6uek) for 32-bit (i386) systems, and a Red Hat Enterprise Linux-compatible kernel (2.6.32-696.el6) for both 32- and 64-bit machines..."
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