When Was the Last Magento 1 Security Patch Released?
On June 22nd, the very last official Magento 1 security patch was released for the platform. Security patch SUPEE-11346 was the last patch that will be provided from Magento and Adobe. This is the last security patch that will ever be released from official support, as End of Life for the Magento platform came to pass on June 30th, 2020.
After the EOL date, websites still running on the Magento 1 platform are unsupported. No additional security patches will be forthcoming from Magento or Adobe. Without official support, eCommerce sites on the M1 platform will be increasingly vulnerable to cyber threats and malware attacks. Staying on Magento 1 after EOL is risky, but with the right Magento 1 extended support from a managed services provider, it can be done safely.
What Happens to Magento 1 Now?
Now that official support has ended with End of Life for the Magento 1 platform, websites still running on the legacy platform will find themselves at risk from cyber attacks and security threats, including malware, spamming, phishing, DDoS attacks, and others. Theft of user data is a major concern for unsecured websites that are running on unsupported platforms. Additionally, your PCI compliance status may be at risk.
The extensions and integrations that your site relies on may begin to break down as well. As third party developers begin to shift their focus away from Magento 1, the extensions that you use to process payments, manage products, and contribute to other essential functions of your site will not receive updates, and code errors may go unrepaired. Breakdowns of essential functionality due to outdated and broken extensions will lead to slower page load times and a less than ideal shopping experience for customers.
Can I Keep My Magento 1 Site Secure After End of Life?
Maintaining security for your Magento 1 website after the EOL date is essential. Now that official support has ended, and the last M1 security patch has been released, merchants on the Magento 1 platform are expected to migrate to Magento 2 as soon as possible. However, migrating to Magento 2 is not a simple upgrade. A full Magento 2 migration could take as long as 6 months to complete, and cost tens of thousands of dollars. By securing Magento 1 extended support from a certified Magento agency like Forix, you can maintain security and functionality of your M1 eCommerce site.
To help our clients stay on the M1 platform after EOL and the last Magento 1 security patch, we’ve created a comprehensive Magento 1 extended support package. This security package is available with managed services packages. Features and services include
- Up-time monitoring
- PCI Scans
- Malware Scans
- Page Speed Monitoring
- Server Monitoring
- SSL Monitoring
- Magento Version Monitoring
- Patch and Version Notification
- Firewall Implementation and Monitoring
By working with Forix to maintain security with our Magento 1 extended support package, you can keep your M1 site secure and in good PCI compliance standing, even after EOL.
Maintain Magento 1 Extended Support With Forix
Now that the last Magento 1 security patch has been released and official support for M1 has ended, its crucial that merchants who have chosen to remain on the platform find another way to maintain security for their sites. Forix is a certified Magento agency with a proven track record of providing expert managed services to our clients on the M1 platform. Our Magento 1 extended support package can help merchants maintain ongoing support and security to keep their sites running smoothly. Get in touch with the Magento experts at Forix today to learn more.