Nexcess offers security for e-commerce software Magento 1’s ‘afterlife’

SOUTHFIELD—The e-commerce support services provider LLC announced that it would launch a new product, Nexcess Safe Harbor, providing security for businesses that want to continue maintaining their e-commerce sites on Magento Version 1, which its corporate parent, Adobe Co., will end support for in June.

Adobe’s decision means that new security patches will no longer be developed for Magento 1. But Nexcess officials say Nexcess Safe Harbor will allow businesses to continue maintaining their sites on Magento 1 until they are ready to migrate to their next platform.

“Turning disruption into opportunity for our clients is how we view the pending Magento1 EOL,” said Carrie Wheeler, executive vice president at Nexcess. “With the goal to keep customers happily browsing, SKUs properly inventoried, and orders flowing, Nexcess is providing a haven for online merchants large and small as they consider their options in the months ahead.”

Nexcess Safe Harbor enables store owners to maintain their sites on Magento 1 after EOL by providing security and technology updates for an extended period of time. This solution offers much needed and cost-effective flexibility as users weigh their options, both for those with plans to re-platform to Magento 2 or migrate to another platform.

Nexcess Safe Harbor is a strategic, scalable solution that delivers:

  • Easy and free migrations for any M1 installs from any host
  • Updates and security patches to keep platforms running safely, all viewable and managed through Nexcess’ customer portal
  • Malware scans with visibility into malicious attacks and blocked requests by the company’s web application firewall (WA)
  • Vetted and risk-free modules with frequently updated recommended extensions
  • Seamless integration for existing Nexcess’ clients

“Building and running an eCommerce store requires careful planning and execution, and migrating from Magento 1 to Magento 2 or any another platform is no different—it takes strategy, time, resources and funding, not a process any store owner or developer wants to rush,” said Chris Lema, vice president of product at Nexcess. “We’re providing a solution for stores that want to remain on M1 and for merchants looking to start the migration to M2 before the M1 EOL date. Nexcess Safe Harbor provides stores with a safety net so they can take their time and still be protected.”

Nexcess is based in Southfield and has data centers in Southfield and Dearborn. It is a business unit of Lansing-based Liquid Web.

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