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Magento 1 Extended Support After End of Life

If you’re one of the 150,000 merchants who have chosen to remain on the Magento 1 platform post End of Life, then you need to secure Magento 1 extended support for your site as soon as possible. The Magento 1 platform is now unsupported, and will no longer receive official support updates or security patches from Magento or Adobe. These websites will become increasingly vulnerable to cyber attacks, including DDoS attacks, hackers, malware, spamming, and other security threats. 

To keep your site secure in the face of these ever growing cyber threats, you’ll need Magento 1 extended support from a Magento partner like Forix. We’re helping merchants keep their Magento 1 eCommerce sites secure and in good PCI compliance status with our innovative Magento 1 extended support and security options.

Magento 1 extended support after End of Life

What Will Happen to My Magento 1 Site?

The End of Life date for the Magento 1 platform has come and gone. June 30th was the last day for official support of the M1 platform. The platform is now unsupported, and will no longer receive any official updates or security patches from Adobe. This means that websites still running on the M1 platform will find themselves in a vulnerable position, and may fall victim to common cyber security threats. Some of the main security concerns facing eCommerce sites are:

  • Spamming
  • Phishing
  • Theft of User Data
  • Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) Attacks

Because the EOL date for Magento 1 was set in September 2018, everyone knows that M1 websites are now unsupported- including hackers and other mischievous or malicious inhabitants of the internet. Leaving your Magento 1 website unsupported is a dangerous move. However, by partnering with a certified Magento agency like Forix, you can keep your site supported and secure even after EOL. We provide Magento 1 extended support to keep your website up and running.

Will I Lose PCI Compliance After June 2020?

The issue of PCI compliance is somewhat of a grey area when it comes to unsupported platforms. The safest option, of course, is to migrate to a supported platform; ideally Magento 2. However, a Magento 2 migration is both expensive and time consuming. The truth is that many websites run on unsupported versions of their platform without issue, be it an older version of Magento, Shopify, or WooCommerce. 

Most eCommerce websites running on an unsupported platform are able to maintain their PCI compliance status by demonstrating that they are using compensating controls to ensure the safety and security of their sites. Compensating controls refers to the additional scanning and monitoring, and enhanced safety features and Firewalls that can be put in place to help maintain security on an unsupported platform. Forix is providing a Magento 1 extended support package to clients who have chosen to remain on the Magento 1 platform that will provide the compensating controls necessary to maintain security on their sites.

Magento 1 extended support and security

Keeping Your Site Safe With Magento 1 Extended Support

Forix’s Magento 1 Extended Support package is available to our clients who have chosen to keep their Magento 1 sites after the End of Life date. By providing ongoing support and managed services, we can help to keep these sites secure and in business. Find out more about our extended support offerings by giving us a call today.

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