Webscale Launches M1 Support for Merchants Staying on Magento 1
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 10, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Webscale, the “Any Platform” Commerce Cloud, today announced the launch of Webscale M1 Support, a comprehensive, security-focused SaaS platform for digital commerce merchants planning to remain on Magento 1.x beyond its upcoming end-of-life (EOL) in June 2020.
After this date, according to Adobe/Magento, thousands of merchants with online stores deployed on Magento 1 will lose access to new features, functionality updates, bug fixes, and support. Most importantly, any future vulnerabilities exposed will no longer be addressed with new security patches.
Moving from Magento 1 to the newer Magento 2, however, involves a complete re-platform, months of extensive development effort, and can be prohibitively expensive for even the most basic sites. While many merchants simply require more time to make the transition, some are finding the development costs, which can run into hundreds of thousands of dollars, simply not feasible. As a result, many business owners are considering remaining on Magento 1.x, placing their sites at risk of a major security breach from new vulnerabilities discovered after June 2020.
“Unprotected Magento 1 sites will become a prime target for hackers after the end-of-life date, unless they take action to secure their storefronts. We realize that many merchants want the flexibility to stay with Magento 1 beyond this date, but are worried about the security repercussions,” said Sonal Puri, CEO, Webscale. “M1 Support directly addresses this need, enabling merchants to stay on their current platform and make the transition when it makes sense financially, and when it is aligned with business goals.”
Webscale M1 Support extends the lifespan of Magento 1.x, securing the application against exploits through traffic and threats targeting the backend infrastructure. Webscale will also be working closely with the Magento Association, community, and experts worldwide to develop application security patches, and collaborating with its global network of digital agency partners to apply these patches to e-commerce applications.
Webscale M1 Support is available today for both cloud-deployed storefronts, and on-premise, datacenter hosted applications on Magento 1.x. For more information, visit www.webscale.com/plans/magento-1.
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