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Extended Lifecycle Support for End-of-Life Linux
Is your Linux distribution or language already beyond its end-of-life date – or fast approaching it?
The manufacturer’s security updates will stop, but TuxCare’s won’t. We’ll provide you with automated vulnerability patches for your end-of-life system for up to 4 years after its vendor-supported lifecycle.
Pricing starts at $64.50 per year or $6.45 per month for each system.
Gain years of security patches for end-of-life Linux
Buy yourself plenty of time to migrate
Quickly receive extensively-tested patches
An Unsupported Operating System is a Ticking Time Bomb
Organizations often need to use Linux distributions or languages after the manufacturer ends security support – but cybercriminals continue to look for and exploit vulnerabilities after these products reach end of life (EOL).
With TuxCare’s Extended Lifecycle Support, you can continue to use these systems for up to 4 years past the end-of-life date while we provide you with automated vulnerability patches that are extensively tested before going into the production repository.
High and Critical CVEs Patched by TuxCare since EOL
Need to Buy Some Time to Migrate?
Don’t put your business at risk by carrying on with an unsecured OS.
We currently support CentOS 6, CentOS 7, CentOS 8, Oracle Linux 6, and Ubuntu 16.04. If you have a specific use case for a distribution that is not yet supported, get in touch with us and we’ll see if we can help you keep your unique systems running smoothly and safely.
Applying our Extended Lifecycle Support service only requires running a single command that changes the location of key repositories. Full implementation instructions are provided when your servers are registered with TuxCare.
Each end-of-life enterprise Linux environment is unique. To get a custom quote, please contact the TuxCare team. Volume discounts and bundle pricing are available.
Before each package goes into the production repository, we run extensive testing to verify that our updates have zero unintended consequences. We also maintain a stable beta repository that we use for testing.
The installation is completed through a simple script that exchanges your current, no longer maintained, repositories for TuxCare’s ELS repositories. Your system will continue receiving updates just as it did up to that point, using exactly the same tools and commands, but now directly from TuxCare.
Extended Lifecycle Support service varies depending on the Linux OS that you are covering with extended support. Commonly, you can expect Extended Lifecycle Support to last for at least three years – for example, at the time of writing, CentOS 6 Extended Lifecycle Support support lasts until November 2024.
No. You are not migrating your operating system or making any changes to the way your workload is handled. Enabling Extended Lifecycle Support involves a single command that changes the location of repositories. There is no reboot, downtime, disruption of operations, or degradation of server performance.
TuxCare continuously monitors critical Linux kernel vulnerabilities and security concerns associated with the OS covered by your Extended Lifecycle Support contract. We release patches for security risks and general maintenance issues as soon as they are completed and tested.