Linux users: it’s your time.

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Sophie Dodson

Sophie Dodson

With a background in computer science and graphic design, Sophie is a passionate writer and communicator of all things technical. Hailing from New Zealand, she provides documentation and research, commentary, and analysis on current cybersecurity topics at Fasttrack Software.

The Linux kernel provides arguably the most flexible, stable, secure, and lightweight operating systems on the market, but is still a bit of a niche choice for computer users and organizations.

A key factor attributing to Linux’s considerably lower market share (2.15% as of October 2021) compared to OS giants, Windows (75.18%) and macOS (15.89%), is the perceived – and often actual – lack of compatibility of much-needed software solutions with Linux-based systems.

That’s not to say there aren’t thousands of applications available for Linux, but finding a comprehensive security solution that also meets compliance requirements can easily turn into a cumbersome task when you have to factor in Linux endpoints.

So from a business-owner’s perspective, it makes sense to avoid any potential compatibility issues by choosing Windows or macOS over Linux.

Our latest software release makes the choice easy – by taking it away.

Whether you’ve got a hoard of Linux-based endpoints, or just a couple of developers who simply prefer Ubuntu over Windows – they can now receive the same protections afforded to their larger OS counterparts with Admin By Request’s Privileged Access Management solution for Linux.

  • Get the Release Notes here.
  • Get the Technical Documentation here.

The Benefits

There’s a lot to like about the latest release:

  • Lightweight: Like the OS it’s built for, Admin By Request for Linux is quick and easy to install and offers a ‘no-frills, no-fuss’ PAM solution: covering the fundamentals of Privileged Access Management.
  • Flexible: If you’ve got a mixture of OSs in use at your organization, this release gives you the ability to manage multiple solutions under one tenant – eliminating the need to choose between operating systems, or implement multiple security solutions to cover them all.
  • Ticks the Boxes: Whether you’re after a comprehensive PAM solution, or simply need to meet certain compliance requirements relating to cybersecurity, Admin By Request for Linux achieves both.
  • It’s Free: Like open-source Linux software, this latest release is available on a lifetime plan, completely free, for up to 25 endpoints.

Supported Environments

Version 3 of Admin By Request for Linux supports:

  • Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa) LTS
  • Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish) LTS
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 (RHEL9)

Further support for other Linux-based operating systems will be made available in subsequent releases.

Download Admin By Request for Linux via your Admin Portal: Top Menu > Download > Download Client for Linux.

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