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Is your organization prepared?

Security Support for CentOS 7
Ends on June 30, 2024

Is your organization prepared?

Let TuxCare Take Over Your CentOS Security in 2024

Let TuxCare Take Over Your
CentOS Security in 2024

Get the time you need to properly plan, test, and deploy a migration plan to a more recent Linux distribution – at your own pace

 

Continue Using CentOS 7 Safely with TuxCare

Instant Access to Fixes for Currently Unpatched CVEs

Up to 5 Years of Extended Security Patching Past EOL

Direct Access to Level 3 Technical Support Experts

Easy Implementation with a 2-Step Installation Process

Choose Your ELS Coverage

Only pay for the exact amount of coverage you need (and nothing you don’t)
with our two ELS pricing options.

CentOS 7 ELS Standard

  • Security patches for High and Critical CVEs for up to 5 years post CentOS 7 EOL
  • Security patches for 60+ High and Critical CVEs unpatched by CentOS (Early Access)

CentOS 7 ELS Complete

Get everything included in ELS Standard, plus:

  • 14-day SLA* security patches for all High and Critical CVEs
  • CentOS 7 Technical Support and Migration Guidance
  • Direct access to Level 3 technical support experts
  • Support for a comprehensive set of packages
  • Migration advice and recommendations
  • Guidance on the best CentOS alternatives
  • Configuration assistance
  • Feature and functionality insights
  • ️Design and architecture review
  • Upgrades, patch deployment and CVE risk evaluation
  • Integration and performance support + scalability guidance
  • Container-based deployment guidance
  • Backup and disaster recovery assistance
  • Logging and debugging

* Starting from the date the vulnerability is publicly disclosed.

Ready to Extend the Life of Your CentOS 7 Deployments?

Sign up for TuxCare's Extended Lifecycle Support
and migrate on your own schedule!

CentOS 7 End of Life Playbook

Find out what your options are and develop a game plan

CentOS 7 to AlmaLinux Migration Guide

Step-by-step instructions on shifting to a forever-free, RHEL compatible, community-driven CentOS replacement

FAQ

When a Linux distribution reaches end of life, it simply means that the distribution’s vendor will no longer deliver security updates or patches, meaning it becomes significantly more risky to continue using that distribution – prompting organizations to migrate to a new distribution or purchase an extended support solution like TuxCare’s ELS.

Red Hat will end security support for CentOS 7 on June 30th, 2024. At that point, this distribution will officially be in its end-of-life stage.

You can still use this distribution, but official security support from the vendor will not be available – so you are at risk of vulnerability exploits unless you migrate to a new, supported distribution (like AlmaLinux) or get an extended support solution like TuxCare’s ELS.

Stable CentOS will reach end of life, but you can still use CentOS Stream – which is an unstable release that’s only suitable if you build your own OS, if you’re running it in a single desktop environment, or if you can handle downtime. Users who run RHEL-certified applications on CentOS Stream risk losing support and breaking compliance.

TuxCare recommends AlmaLinux as an ideal enterprise-grade replacement for all CentOS versions. AlmaLinux is a stable, reliable, modern Linux distribution that is 100% owned by a completely independent 501c-6 nonprofit foundation and will never reach the same fate as CentOS. In addition, AlmaLinux comes with an innovative global community and has already been chosen by several top organizations around the globe as their go-to Linux distribution.

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