open source support for enterprise

Secure Your Open Source Supply Chain

Reduce your security, risk, and compliance load for Python, Perl, and Tcl.

Your open source supply chain is bigger than you think. In modern applications, 80% or more of the code typically comes from open source dependencies. With dozens of new vulnerabilities published each day, the security of your applications has never been at greater risk.

Want to see if you’re already vulnerable? Let us scan your Python, Perl or Tcl application for you.

97% Of Fortune 1000 Companies Rely On ActiveState To Save Time, Reduce Risk And Get To Market Faster.

The ActiveState Platform is built to handle the unique needs of your organization, making it easy to secure and de-risk your use of Python, Perl, and Tcl.

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Application Security

Get custom language distributions that contain just the code needed to run your applications, reducing the number of potential vulnerabilities and shrinking the attack surface.

Regular Updates

Our catalog of open source components is regularly refreshed, enabling timely vulnerability fixes.


We build everything from source to make sure you’re getting the bits you expect (and not a compromised binary).

Fast & Convenient Self-Service

The Platform lets your developers make and maintain their own custom language builds, making security and risk management faster and easier.

CVE (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures) status

Know the number and severity of vulnerabilities in your custom Python or Perl language distributions at a glance. Coming Soon.

Automated Notifications

Get an email whenever a Python or Perl dependency in your custom distributions are found to have a vulnerability, speeding time to remediation. Coming Soon.

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Some features that enterprise customers get additionally:

Managed CVE Scanning

We run security scans on your custom language distributions, removing the false positives and delivering easy-to-use reports to you. Our customers will soon have the option to see the number and severity of vulnerabilities in their Python projects at a glance, and get email-able reports as well.

Extended Support

Still running Python 2 or older versions of Perl for your legacy applications? We offer the maintenance and support you need to stay secure, meet compliance requirements, and deliver on your customer’s obligations. Get support for all the core libraries and 3rd-party packages in your application and backported fixes from Python 3.

Managed and Maintained Builds

ActiveState provides timely updates to our ActivePython, ActivePerl and ActiveTcl distributions, as well as the core versions available on the ActiveState Platform.Let us manage your custom language distributions, including timely patches for security issues.

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Want to see if you’re already vulnerable? Let us scan your Python, Perl or Tcl application for you and help you gain the transparency you need to reduce open source risk.