Strengthening eCommerce Security: Upgrading to Magento Open Source 2.4.7-beta1
Upgrade your eCommerce store to Magento Open Source 2.4.7-beta1 and gain a competitive edge with enhanced security, improved performance, and advanced compatibility. This latest release introduces a wide range of improvements, including over 140 quality fixes and 13 security fixes, ensuring a robust and reliable platform for your online business.
The security enhancements in Magento Open Source 2.4.7-beta1 offer native rate limiting for REST and GraphQL APIs, bolstering the protection of payment information during transmission and reducing the risk of unauthorized access. With improved email validation behavior, account security is further strengthened by implementing more accurate verification methods.
Platform upgrades in this release bring compatibility with Composer 2.5.x,Varnish cache 7.3, and RabbitMQ 3.11, ensuring seamless integration with the latest technologies. Elasticsearch 8.5 support enhances search capabilities, resulting in faster and more accurate results. Compatibility with MySQL 8.0 enhances performance, security, and compatibility with the latest database technology.
Performance and Scalability Enhancements
Magento Open Source 2.4.7-beta1 introduces significant performance and scalability enhancements to optimize your e-commerce store’s speed and efficiency. Here are the key updates:
Faster save operations for large deployment configurations: The new Async Config module enables asynchronous configuration saves, reducing processing time for store-level configurations in deployments with many stores.
Improved generation of config cache for large configurations: The bin/magento cache:clean config command pre-warms the config cache, minimizing downtime required for cache generation. Configuration save operations no longer clean the config_scopes cache, reducing lockout time for other requests.
Magento Open Source 2.4.7-beta1 introduces several security enhancements to strengthen the protection of your e-commerce store. These security enhancements include:
Native rate limiting for REST and GraphQL APIs: The release introduces native rate limiting functionality for REST and GraphQL APIs. This feature helps prevent potential abuse or unauthorized access by limiting the number of requests that can be made within a certain timeframe. It enhances the security of payment information transmitted through these APIs.
Improved email validation behavior: Magento Open Source 2.4.7-beta1 improves the email validation behavior, ensuring more accurate and reliable email verification. This enhancement enhances account security and prevents the misuse of email addresses.
Magento Open Source 2.4.7-beta1 introduces several platform upgrades to enhance the performance, compatibility, and functionality of your e-commerce store. The platform upgrades in this release include:
Compatibility with Composer 2.5.x:Magento Open Source now supports the latest version of Composer, a dependency management tool for PHP. This ensures seamless integration with Composer 2.5.x and allows for easier management of extensions and libraries.
Compatibility with Varnish cache 7.3: Varnish is a powerful caching solution that improves website performance by storing and serving cached versions of web pages. Magento Open Source 2.4.7-beta1 is now compatible with Varnish cache 7.3, offering enhanced caching capabilities for faster page loading and improved user experience.
Compatibility with RabbitMQ 3.11: RabbitMQ is a popular message broker that facilitates communication between different components of an e-commerce system. This release is compatible with RabbitMQ 3.11, ensuring seamless integration and reliable messaging for enhanced system performance.
In addition to the performance and scalability enhancements, Magento Open Source 2.4.7-beta1 brings exciting new capabilities and enhancements specifically tailored for B2B (Business-to-Business) merchants. These updates enhance the B2B negotiation process, streamline workflows, and improve API coverage. Let’s delve into the key enhancements in the B2B realm:
Seller-initiated quotes: B2B sales representatives now have the ability to initiate quotes directly from the Quote and Customer grids in the Admin panel. This feature simplifies the quote creation process and expedites the negotiation process between sellers and buyers.
Line item discounts: The update introduces the option to apply discounts as a percentage off, a fixed value, or as extended pricing for specific line items within a quote. This enables sellers to provide more flexible pricing options to buyers during the negotiation process.
Notes exchange on a quote: During negotiations, both B2B buyers and sellers can add notes directly to a quote, facilitating clear communication and transparency. These notes are included in the line item and quote history, ensuring that all parties involved have a complete record of the negotiation process.
Improved Quote Detail view: The Quote Detail view has been enhanced to offer a more comprehensive and intuitive interface. Sellers and buyers can now easily add items by SKU or from the product catalog, add or edit notes, apply line item discounts, and access product configuration directly from the quote detail page. These improvements streamline the quote management process and provide a more user-friendly experience.
By upgrading to Magento Open Source 2.4.7-beta1, merchants can fortify their online stores with enhanced security measures, improved performance, and seamless integration with modern technologies. This upgrade is crucial for protecting customer data, ensuring a secure and trustworthy shopping experience, and positioning your business for success in the competitive eCommerce landscape. Upgrade to Magento Open Source 2.4.7-beta1 and elevate your eCommerce security to new heights. Read Full Release notes here.