EDR for Linux Production Systems
Despite the steady ascent of Linux to the top of the production stack, security has often been an afterthought. That’s right—the OS that runs 54% of public cloud applications and 68% of servers has been getting short shrift when it comes to security.
There are options out there, but they’re mainly traditional endpoint detection and response (EDR) and endpoint protection platform (EPP) systems. On paper, the notion of deploying traditional EDR and EPP tools to production infrastructure sounds appealing. After all, the companies that market these tools—including next-gen products—herald them as detecting and responding to attacks in real-time. But, what they don’t share is that the requirements for protecting production environments are vastly different than those of securing end-user devices. And, of course, they were originally engineered for Windows desktops.
Linux is all about performance and security tools like those used for legacy Windows EDR usually don’t care about performance. But in a production environment that requires near 100% uptime under the stress of production loads, those old-style approaches just don’t work.
So, what’s the right solution? What should you focus on to evaluate your options?
Download this quick read to learn:
- What's required in any Linux solution
- Drawbacks of existing Linux security tools
- A framework for evaluating Linux security tools
- How Capsule8 Protect secures Linux infrastructure