Magento 1 PCI-compliance Rears Its Ugly Head…Again PayPal Joins in…Again

by | Jun 21, 2021


Andrew hails from the UK, but headed for the warmer Bay Area climate over a decade ago. When he’s not being Webscale’s VP of Marketing, he’s a husband, father, dog walker, wine taster, and hopeless home improver.

Hard to believe it’s been almost a year since M1 went EOL.

I don’t think last year qualifies for the statement of “time flies when you’re having fun”, but with many parts of the world starting to return to normal, there is light at the end of the tunnel. So, the last thing you need is a bad PCI audit to squash your new found positive mojo.

PCI-compliance requires you to have an official vendor providing you with security patches, as it’s obviously no longer Adobe/Magento, as well as a number of other best practices around security. While many businesses signed up with us, with our M1 Support service, and other vendors offering similar platforms, thousands did not. It is those storefronts that may not pass their yearly audit and may find themselves losing the ability to process credit cards.

Those same merchants have also started to again receive nastygrams from PayPal, warning them that their storefronts will fall out of compliance if they don’t migrate to a Magento 2 version that is being currently supported by Adobe/Magento. We made our feelings pretty clear on the motivation behind this before.

Unlike other vendors that jumped on, and quickly off, the M1 bandwagon, Webscale has continued to release patches on a regular basis for M1. To date, we have issued 49 patches for both Open Source and Commerce versions (the platforms formerly known as Community and Enterprise), and we will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Check out the full list below to see if you’re fully up to date:



With Webscale M1 Support, your storefront stays safe and compliant, while you plan your next move, on your timeline.

If you’d like to speak with one of our M1 specialists about your storefront, drop us a line at

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