As a part of Infrastructure up-gradation at my work place, I’ve received a list of issues from IT Infra Manager with Ubuntu OS. For same, I’m calling out for S.O.OS signal out here, since the decision is going on side of “Rule out all Ubuntu Machines (and go for Windows!)”
List of Issues:
Domain – In order to enable Ubuntu OS Machines to be part of our domain, We are spending enough on “Centrify Solution” , that solution works fine however not all group policies are being pushed through AD (Active Directory).
Anti-Virus : Currently we have however it is not that effective and we face challenges while establishing the connection between Antivirus server and Ubuntu OS Endpoints.
Endpoint DLP: We have to implement DLP Solution on each endpoints and we have not find any solution which is effective and works for all 3 OS ( Windows, Mac and Ubuntu)… Most of the Service provider are only offering solution for Windows and Mac.
Endpoint encryption: We have to Implement Endpoint encryption ( Bios + Hard drive) and again we cannot find any effective solution which covers all 3 OS ( Windows, Mac and Ubuntu). Most of the solution providers are limited to IOS and Windows.
Patching : We are currently using WSUS for windows Patching and Centrify for IOS however we don’t have any solution for Ubuntu patching. It’s a manual effort and to cover 50 + endpoints & manually is impossible for us.
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I’ve been looking for all possible Alternatives, but I’m still on losing side of the conversation since I’m still missing out on above points.
Alternative for Endpoint DLP: Endpoint Protector link
Alt. for Endpoint encryption link
Please provide alternatives for the rest of the points.