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About TuxCare

TuxCare is a division of CloudLinux focusing on making open source Linux enterprise grade by automating, simplifying, and enhancing enterprise Linux operations.

The TuxCare Story

Continually increasing Cybersecurity, stability and availability of Linux servers and devices since 2009.

TuxCare team came a very long way from the first release of our first service – KernelCare – six years ago. Based on customer demand, we kept adding integrations to vulnerability scanners, reporting and automation tools, and an improved ePortal and called it KernelCare Enterprise. Then likewise we added live patching for shared libraries and called it KernelCare+. More recently we added extended lifecycle support services (ELS) services for CentOS 6, Oracle Linux 6 and Ubuntu 16.04 and found there is a high affinity between our ELS services and the KernelCare products.

In 2021, we found ourselves on a path of rapidly expanding our capabilities in the form of live patching more critical Linux components (virtualization, databases) as well as our Linux Support Services for popular Linux distributions. We also saw a need to tie these components together with a configuration and patch management backplane.

Therefore it was time for us to create a more logical framework to house our expanding portfolio. While KernelCare has become a beloved brand, these days we do a lot more than just take care of the kernel. When we took a step back and thought about what we really do, at our core we make Linux more secure, stable, and reliable. We take care of Linux so that organizations can comfortably and affordably use Linux to support environments that require high levels of Cybersecurity, stability, and availability.

Welcome to TuxCare. Making open source Linux enterprise grade.


Management Team

Igor Seletskiy CEO & Founder
Jim Jackson President and CRO
David Mello CXO
Peter Bauert CFO
Michael Canavan SVP Global Sales


TuxCareis a suite of services that allows you to automate, simplify, and enhance your enterprise Linux operations.

  • KernelCare Enterprise – Live patching for enterprise Linux kernels with out-of-the-box integration, automation, and vulnerability scanning tools packaged with priority support and a dedicated ePortal.
  • LibraryCare – Shared library live patching.
  • KernelCare IoT – KernelCare for IoT protects ARM 64-based Linux devices with on-the-fly kernel updates and no downtime.
  • QEMUCare – QEMUCare turns the entire virtualization host patching process into a one-time agent setup, eliminating orchestration and migration of QEMU/KVM-based VMs with live patching for QEMU/KVM-based virtualization nodes.
  • DBcare Keep your MariaDB applications up and running while your database backend is updated– enhancing database performance, reliability, security, and compliance.
  • Extended Lifecycle Support Services – Live patches and updates for all Enterprise Linux components with 24/7 incident support when you need it. Available for CentOS 6, 7 & 8, Oracle Linux 6, and Ubuntu 16.04.
  • Linux Support Services –  Robust support package for enterprises that use AlmaLinux OS in their production infrastructure.

TuxCare offers 7-Day Managed Trials for Enterprise companies and a 30-day money-back guarantee for all new subscriptions.

We offer both monthly and annual subscriptions for most TuxCare services. You can find details about specific TuxCare subscription packages on this page.

TuxCare’s services are easy to install and configure, but if you need help with installation or configuration, we provide help and support at no additional cost.

Annual subscriptions offer a 10% discount, and volume discounts are offered on 1000, 5000, and 10,000+ license tiers. Special discounts and promotional prices are offered on bundles of multiple services, which is why we suggest you Contact the TuxCare team to the best possible pricing for your business.

  • Extended Lifecycle Support services start at $4.25/month per system.
  • Live Patching services begin at $3.95/month per system.
  • Most of our services offer an annual subscription discount with volume discounts and limited-time offers available when you bundle multiple services. Pricing details can be found here.

For Enterprise teams, we recommend scheduling a demo with our TuxCare experts. They will collect your organization’s system requirements, assist with TuxCare setup, and make sure you get the best possible pricing. If you’re behind a firewall, we will need to do some additional setup to ensure a smooth installation, which our experts will happily help you with.

We accept major credit cards, Paypal, and Bank Wire.

Only our Linux Support Services require an annual commitment – which comes with a significant discount. Live Patching and Extended Lifecycle Support services can be monthly or yearly.

Billing begins the month after you start your subscription.