ActiveState Enterprise Edition

Ready to move your mission-critical project from development to production? Learn why ActiveState Enterprise Edition is right for you.

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, a failed script can have disastrous consequences. Don’t let open source components become a point of failure that costs you in downtime, lost revenue or a damaged reputation.

ActiveState Enterprise Edition secures your use of open source 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:

  • Greater Security: All included packages or modules are updated to the latest, stable version with every Enterprise build, and each build includes timely security updates for critical issues.
  • Commercial Support: Unlimited incidents via phone and email with a response time guarantee of 2 business hours for critical issues.
  • Extended Version Support: Both current and legacy versions are available. Our language distributions are also available on all platforms (Window/Linux/MacOS) as well as Big Iron (AIX, Solaris and HP-UX).
  • Reduce Your Legal Risk: Full-license review of included packages as well as legal indemnification against third-party components.
  • Quality Assurance: New modules and packages are tested for security, stability and quality for all your enterprise builds.


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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.


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. We offer support for build, installation, usage, configuration and diagnosis.

  • 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

Comply with corporate policy requirements to have support for open source products and ensure maximum uptime for critical applications. With ActiveState’s Enterprise-level support, decades of core development experience, and quality assurance guarantee, you can rest assured that our language distributions surpass corporate open source support requirements.


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, 5.26
  • ActivePython 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6
  • ActiveTcl 8.4, 8.5, 8.6
  • ActiveGo 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8

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


Protect your organization and mitigate the risk of using open source components.

  • 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


Deploy mission-critical applications with confidence. ActiveState’s Enterprise language distributions are fully tested and quality-assured by our expert open source language 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


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.