Supported Distributions
Amazon Linux 1 & 2, Debian 7, 8, 9 & 10, CentOS 6, 6 Plus, 7, 7 Plus, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, 16.04 LTS, 18.04 LTS & 20.04 LTS, CloudLinux OS 6, 6 Hybrid, 7 & 8, RHEL 6, 7 & 8, OpenVZ & Virtuozzo, Proxmox VE 2.x, 3.x & 4.x, Xen4CentOS 6 & 7, Oracle UEK 3, 4 & 5, Oracle Enterprise Linux 6, 7 & 8, Yocto, Ubuntu Core
Ubuntu (only 4.4 and newer kernels)
Supports kernels older than 3.10
Yes
No
24/7 support
Yes, online 24/7/365 Live chat support for premium versions
Yes, with paid subscription
Available for new clients
Yes
Only Ubuntu clients
Pricing
From $2.25-$3.95 per month per server
Ubuntu Advantage (at least Essential) support subscription ($225-$1,500/machine/ year on physical servers, $75-$500/machine/year - on VMs)
Trial
Free 30-day trial on all servers, POC available for large enterprise
Free for personal use (up to 3 machines or up to 50 machines if you are a recognised Ubuntu Community Member)
Patchset distribution
Single patchset for all patches
Single patchset for all patches
Patch size (how big is the patch)
Smaller size
Bigger size
32bit support
Custom
No
Roll-back functionality
Yes, rebootless
No
Major vulnerability patch release timing
Often before or shortly after base distribution
NA
Glibc patching
Yes, in KernelCare+ package
No
OpenSSL patching
Yes, in KernelCare+ package
No
QEMU patching
Coming soon
No
Binary patches for known vulnerabilities
Yes
Yes
API
Yes
NA
Works behind firewall
Yes
Yes
Can be used to generate your own patches
Custom/on request
No
Commercial
Yes
Yes
64bit support
Yes
Yes
Custom patches
Yes
No
Security updates for IoT Devices
Yes
No

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