cPanel Partners With CloudLinux to Provide Free Protection Against Symlink Attacks for CentOS 6 & 7

Free protection against symlink attacks is offered at no cost for CentOS 6 & 7 servers; "a must" for shared hosting providers.

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cPanel technology partner CloudLinux, the maker of the leading OS for hosting providers, today announced that they will be extending the KernelCare Symlink Protection Patchset for CentOS 6 & 7 to all server administrators for free, without requiring a KernelCare license.

"Symlink race attacks are one of the most costly and devastating attacks in web hosting, and protecting web hosting providers against them has been a goal of ours for many years," said Ken Power, Vice President of Product Development at cPanel, Inc. "Helping CloudLinux provide this patch set to more servers brings us closer to a safer, more secure internet for all."

"KernelCare was developed to protect against various types of security threats, without the need to reboot servers, and we've been discussing with the cPanel team ways to help with hardening of their customers' kernels," said Igor Seletskiy, CloudLinux chief executive officer. "We just released this patchset for CentOS 6 and 7 to protect users, including the cPanel customers, and help defend their shared hosting servers against symlink attacks."

Helping CloudLinux provide this patch set to more servers brings us closer to a safer, more secure internet for all.

Ken Power, Vice President of Product Development

For more information and installation instructions, visit this page:

https://www.cloudlinux.com/kernelcare-blog/entry/symlink-protection-patchset-centos-6-7-kernelcare

For more information on KernelCare, visit https://www.kernelcare.com.

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Email: benny@cpanel.com

Source: cPanel, Inc.


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