ClickCease Extended Lifecycle Support for Python 2.x

The need for the bridge between Python 2.x and 3.0

Software written in python 2.7 cannot run on new platforms that are necessary for enabling compliance requirements, e.g., deprecation of insecure cryptographic algorithms, support of secure communication protocols such as TLS 1.3. At the same time many of these applications are still relevant and needed but moving to Python 3.x will either be too late, or the investment in development and QA may not justify the value.

Does your DevOps team need to deploy Python 2.7 applications on EL9, or do you plan to move to AlmaLinux or Rocky Linux?

What can we do to help with your
application transformation journey?

Challenges with Backport Python 2.7 with EL9

Backport any version code requires expertise and experience. Clients needing this bridge require several support layers, including extended support for present and future CVEs. TuxCare, a global Linux and Open Source patching firm with real-world experience, can help.

Capturing your technical needs today

TuxCare offers similar code bridge capabilities for PHP and other applications requiring extended support beyond the manufacturers lifecycles. Application teams need time to develop their next-gen code, communicate confidence with their clients, and the ability to extend the life of their solution, and maintain the highest security.

ELS from TuxCare buys you the time needed while providing the required updates to keep your client secure during your application transformation.

Extend your timeline for development without rushing clients to upgrade prematurely.
Create a solid migration of code without jeopardizing client stability.
Continue to receive CVE updates well beyond the manufacturer's EOS date.

Partnering with TuxCare

If you are seeking a partner in your development journey to python 3x and EL9, TuxCare is your partner. We are here to help give you the bridge to your legacy and future codes while sustaining your client base.


Why should you change your code when a new version of a language is released if it runs fine as-is? Python Extended Lifecycle Service from TuxCare breathes new life into code written for out-of-support Python versions with rapid security updates, vulnerability fixes, and more.

Why Tuxcare?

TuxCare team came a long way from the first release of our first service – KernelCare – six years ago. Based on customer demand, we added and continue to add integrations to vulnerability scanners, reporting and automation tools, and an automated way to manage live patch feeds in our ePortal to form the latest KernelCare Enterprise edition.

Our solutions protect your Linux systems by:

Live patching reduces your mean time to remediate (MTTR) CVEs since there is no need to wait for a maintenance schedule to do reboots or service restarts.
The automation provided by ePortal allows IT teams to reduce the time it takes them to take new patches through staging and testing, then apply them.
The velocity at which our team builds and releases patches for End of Life distributions and languages allows organizations to get access to them and apply them faster.

Empowering Organizations to Stay Secure and Compliant

TuxCare has delivered patches and bug fixes for various Linux distros for over 10 years.

TuxCare’s services secure more than 1.3 million production workloads.

We have over 2300 customers from multiple industries around the world.

TuxCare has patched more than 2100 vulnerabilities without reboots over the years.

We support more than 60 Linux distro versions.


When we took a step back and thought about what we do, we make Linux more secure, stable, and reliable at our core. We take care of Linux so organizations can comfortably and affordably use Linux to support environments requiring high cybersecurity, stability, and availability levels.

Learn more about what TuxCare’s Python End of Lifecycle Support can do for your organization.

Other major Enterprise Linux Distributions with TuxCare ELS

TuxCare’s Extended Lifecycle Support is also available for other operating systems, including:

Extended Lifecycle Support for CentOS Stream 8

End of life: June 2024

You can rely on Extended Lifecycle Support for CentOS Stream 8 to continue receiving security updates all the way through June 2028 – so that you have enough time to migrate to another Linux distribution securely.

Extended Lifecycle Support for CentOS 6

End of life: December 2020

TuxCare’s Extended Lifecycle Support gives you the same official security patches you used to get with CentOS 6, and we’ll continue to provide you with ongoing security support right through to November 2026.

Extended Lifecycle Support for CentOS 7

End of life: June 2024

CentOS 7 is going end of life in June 2024, but you can enjoy ongoing security updates through June 2029 with our Extended Lifecycle Support – buying time to plan your migration, while keeping your workload safe.

Extended Lifecycle Support for CentOS 8

End of life: December 2021

All the way through January 2026, you can rely on TuxCare for Extended Lifecycle Support to cover security updates for your CentOS 8 Linux distribution – so that you have enough time to migrate to another distro.

Extended Lifecycle Support for Oracle Linux 6

End of life: March 2021

TuxCare will deliver Extended Lifecycle Support for Oracle Linux 6 until December 2024, saving you significantly on costs compared to Oracle Linux Premier Support while providing the same vulnerability coverage.

Extended Lifecycle Support for PHP

End of life: Extended Lifecycle Support for PHP

Buy yourself and your organization time to develop new production code while receiving ongoing security patches for out-of-support PHP versions with Extended Lifecycle Support to maintain the safety of your systems.

Extended Lifecycle Support for Ubuntu 16.04

End of life: April 2021

Save on costs compared to Ubuntu Pro for Ubuntu 16.04 when you choose TuxCare Extended Lifecycle Support for ongoing security maintenance, which will keep you protected for up to 4 years past the end-of-life date.

Extended Lifecycle Support for Ubuntu 18.04

End of life: June 2023

Choose TuxCare for Ubuntu 18.04 extended support and save significantly over an Ubuntu Pro subscription from Canonical, with security updates for your Ubuntu workloads lasting until April 2028.

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