Cryptography and SSL/TLS Toolkit

Support Contracts

In addition to community support, OpenSSL Software Services offers three different types of support contract. If you have specific requirements not addressed by any of these plans, or for more information, please contact us at to discuss custom arrangements.

Please see the list of definitions at the bottom of the page for the definitions used below.

Premium Enterprise Level Support
Designed for the large enterprise utilising OpenSSL extensively in product lines or critical infrastructure.
Vendor Support
Designed for organisations requiring support of product lines using OpenSSL or for customised in-house versions of OpenSSL.
Basic Support
Basic technical support for application development shops or end users.

Premium Level Support

US$50,000 annually

  • A support contract designed to meet the needs of Enterprise customers
  • Provides extended support for LTS releases (including 1.0.2) beyond the public EOL date for as long as it remains commercially viable to do so. This will also include 1.1.1 when that is beyond its public EOL date.
  • Extended support includes provision of security fixes

The premium support plan is intended for the large enterprise using OpenSSL as an essential component of multiple products or product lines or in support of in-house or commercially provided services. The typical large enterprise customer has a capable in-house technical staff but still finds it cost-effective to engage OpenSSL authors and maintainers directly.

Vendor Level Support

US$25,000 annually

  • Email response
  • Limit of four Service Requests per month
  • Patch preparation
  • Two Support Administrators

This plan is designed for the medium enterprise using OpenSSL for a single product or product line. The prospective Vendor Level Support customer has a proficient technical staff but no specific expertise in cryptography or OpenSSL.

Basic Support

US$15,000 annually

  • Email response
  • Limit of one Service Requests per month
  • One Support Administrator

This plan is designed for the medium to small enterprise relying on standard OpenSSL for significant products or services and lacking internal resources for effectively addressing all operational and application development issues.

Support Terms

Patch Preparation
The preparation of a patch changeset from existing changes committed to the OpenSSL source code repository.
Service Request
A specific request for support initiated by a Support Administrator and assigned a service request number by the OSF.
Support Administrator
An individual designated by the customer to submit requests for technical support to the OSF. The number of individuals that can be designated as support administrators varies with the support plan option. The support administrator may be a Customer Contact in the context of a specific Service Request, or may designate a Customer Contact for Service Requests.