Are your Magento Security Patches up to date?

A free security scan will tell you if your online store is safe.

Magento released its latest security patch on 27 February.

If you run your eCommerce business on Magento 1.x it’s vitally important to make sure your website is up to date with the latest security patches.

This essential maintenance work will keep your online store secure from hackers and safe for customers to spend their money with.

Leaving customer data exposed and vulnerable to hackers and criminals is not only bad for business in terms of trust, reputation and lost transactions.

You could be liable to hefty fines from the Information Commissioner under the Data Protection Act (DPA).

With the introduction of the even more stringent General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) looming in May 2018 you simply cannot afford not to ensure your website and customer data are secure on a regular basis.

Get a free security scan

A free security scan will tell us how up to date your patches are.

It will also flag other potential vulnerabilities, software updates and hosting issues. For example:

We will gladly share a free report and key recommendations with you, on a no obligation basis.

Stay up to date

Once we’ve run the initial scan, we can schedule regular checks on your website and notify you when new patches and updates are released.

Just ask to be kept up to date and we’ll email you when updates are available.

If you’re wondering about whether to move to Magento 2, read our article or call us for a chat today.

Magento will continue to support Magento 1 with security patches for the foreseeable future and have committed to giving 18 months’ notice if they decide to stop releasing updates.

Book your free security scan and talk to us about your business today.

 

Moving to Magento 2: Should you do it?

We’ve put together some of the key questions you need to consider.

Are you wondering what to do about Magento 2?

Magento is a leading eCommerce platform and Content Management System (CMS), chosen by 1 of every 4 online businesses.

It works out of the box but is also heavily customisable, making it a very flexible solution for selling online.

Magento 1 launched back in 2008. In 2015, Magento 2 arrived.

Should you move to Magento 2 or stay with what you’ve got?

Magento 2 is vastly different to its first incarnation and moving to Magento 2 is no simple upgrade. It’s a wholesale data migration and a complete rebuild of your website.

The decision to make the move needs to be supported by a strong business case that weighs up the potential benefits of the new and improved features against the cost of a significant web development project.

Here are just some of the new and improved features of Magento 2:

  • Better performance and faster loading speeds to help increase site engagement and improve sales.
  • A more streamlined checkout process designed to decrease shopping cart abandonment.
  • It was built to be responsive so your customers will shop effortlessly on all devices .
  • The admin panel has been simplified and search made more intuitive.
  • Creating products is easier and all on one page, to save you time.

In short, it’s a better, simpler, more secure CMS.

But if what you’ve got works and there are no big business plans on the horizon that require new development, Magento 2 might not be for you just yet.

When should you make the decision to move?

When it’s right for your business.

Magento are committed to supporting Magento 1 for the foreseeable future and will give 18 months’ notice if they decide to change this and stop releasing security updates.

However, with focus on developing Magento 2, Magento 1 will inevitably slip further and further behind its successor as time goes on and no new features will be developed for it.

Still have more questions?

Talk to us about your plans are for the next 3-5 years. We can help you make the right decision for your brand.