Marlborough cyber security specialist Foregenix has signed a partnership deal to provide protection to businesses using a popular open-source e-commerce platform.
The partnership with e-commerce hosting company Sonassi will offer security solutions to companies upgrading their websites to Magento 2.
of the deal, Sonassi’s clients will be able to access Foregenix’ FGX-Web
security solution, which monitors for threats and suspicious behaviour,
alerting users to attacks and possible breaches.
to Foregenix’s research, there are more than
200,000 e-commerce companies worldwide using Magento 1 and since June 2020 they
are no longer supported for upgrades such as security patches.
process of website migration can be challenging and disruptive. It can also
lead to the deterioration of online security, creating opportunities for
criminals to breach e-commerce platforms.
Foregenix’s research also shows the migration
trend is gaining speed, with the number of e-commerce companies using Magento 2
rising by 1.7 per cent (1,330 sites) in June. The total number of e-commerce businesses
using Magento 2 has now passed 75,000.
of remaining on Magento 1 can be high; e-commerce users are no longer
considered Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliant.
Co-Founder, Benjamin Hosack, said, “Magento 1 proved to be very popular for
e-commerce businesses and for good reason. However, a significant portion of
these businesses have not paid much attention to the security of their
website. Now, more than ever, Magento 1 sites are urged to make the
simple changes to their websites to reduce the risk of being
upgrade process to Magento 2, or any other platform, takes skill and careful
planning. During this time their website may be exposed to a level of risk that
the website owners may not realise.
partnership with Sonassi will enable online businesses to benefit from both the
leading Magento hosting provider and the most comprehensive website security
solution available in the market to ensure a smooth transition and longer-term
has already launched its Responsible Commerce initiative, a programme that
Foregenix plays a big part in, to provide Magento 1 websites users with the
skills, security and finance to enable a smooth and quick migration to Magento
MD, Neil Christie, said, “The Magento community has been targeted by criminals
for the last couple of years, causing considerable damage to many online
businesses. Our partnership with Foregenix is a strategic move to bring our
clients the best of the best in hosting and website security – a combination of
services that will enable our clients to focus on their businesses, knowing
that we have their hosting and security taken care of.”
Sonassi Founder, Ben Lessani, added. “Our partnership with Foregenix brings the leading Magento hosting platform together with the leading Magento security solution. The result being a highly effective and scalable solution to support the Magento community.”
Pictured: Ben Hosack.