ActiveState Enterprise Edition

Security and Mission-Critical Support

There is a significant level of risk that comes with using open source software in mission-critical applications. If you're a financial, government, aerospace or defense organization whose system runs Perl, Python or Tcl, a failed script can have disastrous consequences.

Dynamic languages are an essential component of enterprise applications. But don't let their open source nature become a point of failure that costs you in downtime, lost revenue or a damaged reputation.

ActiveState Enterprise Edition secures your use of dynamic languages. It provides guaranteed technical support, security, legal indemnification and quality assurance. With Enterprise Edition, you'll enjoy the advantages of open source while minimizing the risks.

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Includes All Business Edition Features

Commercial Support

Support for build, installation, usage, configuration and diagnosis.

  • Comply with corporate policy requirements to have support for open source products
  • Keep development issues private
  • Ensure maximum uptime for critical applications

Current and Legacy Versions

Use the version you need for existing applications, test your application against any release version, and migrate when the time is right.

  • ActivePerl 5.6, 5.8, 5.10, 5.12, 5.14, 5.16, 5.18, 5.20, 5.22, 5.24
  • ActivePython 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5
  • ActiveTcl 8.4, 8.5, 8.6 

AIX, Solaris, HP-UX Builds

Quality assured builds and repositories for the environments you depend on, including AIX, Solaris, HP-UX, Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.

Complimentary Komodo IDE Licenses

With the purchase of Enterprise Edition, you will also receive 5 licenses of our award-winning integrated development environment Komodo IDE at no additional cost. Ask your ActiveState Account Manager for more information.

Module Management

Find and install modules quickly and easily with access to the package manager for your respective language (PPM, PyPM and Teapot).

Learn more about Business Edition

Plus Enhanced Support for Large Enterprise 


Security will always be a big issue in software and it has a critical impact on your business---one that you can't leave to chance.

Downloading packages or modules quickly in order to get the job done is not uncommon, but it leaves companies very vulnerable. By using one of our language distributions there is no more guessing if it has incorporated the latest OpenSSL patch or if an unvetted package has been downloaded from an unverified repository.

We update all included packages or modules to the latest version with every Enterprise build as well as providing timely security updates for critical issues.

Enhanced Commercial Support

Feeling pressure to meet development deadlines? Get to market faster with priority support ranging from troubleshooting and emergency issues to best practices advice and customized installations.

  • Unlimited incidents via phone and email
  • Response time guarantee of 2 business hours for critical issues
  • Custom builds (depending on requirements)
  • Design, development and best practices advice
  • Support for legacy versions and migration

Quality Assurance Guarantee

Deploy mission-critical applications with confidence. Our Enterprise language distributions are fully tested and quality-assured by core Perl, Python and Tcl developers. We continually test new modules for security, stability and quality.

  • Regularly updated, fully tested builds delivered to your account
  • Quality assurance guarantee written into a Service Level Agreement

Service Level Agreement and Legal Risk Coverage

Protect your organization and mitigate the risk of using open source components. We have worked with leading government and Fortune 1000 enterprises, and are happy to work with you to map out a plan for your organization.

  • Full license review, including all precompiled third-party modules
  • Service Level Agreement to meet the delivery time, support, performance and other terms required by your organization
  • Legal indemnification: We provide coverage for legal issues arising from third party components

Comply with Open Source Support Requirements

The US Department of Defense strongly advises commercial-level support for the use of open source software. Many Fortune 1000 and other large organizations strongly advise or require it.

With ActiveState's Enterprise-level support, decades of core development experience, and quality assurance guarantee, you can rest assured that our Perl, Python and Tcl distributions surpass corporate open source support requirements.


ActiveState’s OEM Edition enables you to include our languages in your distributed application to provide customers with a seamless experience. ActiveState OEM Edition takes the complexity out of open source licensing by guaranteeing assurance and eliminating legal risk that goes along with distributing of our distributions in commercial applications. If you plan to redistribute ActiveState languages within your code or applications, contact us for licensing options.

Whether you are looking to embed our languages in your software for ease of installation, or want to wrap our languages in ready-to-run executables for distribution, we have enterprise solutions for you. Contact us for options.