End Of Life Notice

January 03, 2016

Upgrade to MemberGate InfinityWe are often told, one of the key benefits of MemberGate is the continuous development of our software.

Our constant re-investment has ensured Membergate keeps pace with the changes affecting subscription businesses.
Things like:

  • Security
  • Credit Card Processing 

    start quoteThe only support we can offer for early versions is to upgrade.end quote

  • Can-Spam
  • Data Protection
  • Password Management
  • Browsers
  • Multimedia
  • Social Media
  • Hardware
  • Mobile etc etc...

As we code these updates, we have always looked to make sure each Version Upgrade was seamless and wherever possible allowed MemberGate sites to continue to trade successfully.

The majority of site owners would upgrade as soon as the new version was launched.

Some would skip a version, even though support for each version was only 12 months, then catch up with the next version.

And often the case was the newer version had the solution to a support issue, so the site owner would upgrade when they hit that issue.

One Version: MemberGate Infinity 

start quoteAn advantage of managing just one version is that we can integrate PayPalend quote

Recent developments in Payment Processing mean early versions are no longer able to provide the security needed by the regulatory authorities.

Improved Password Hacking means the password management of the early versions is no longer 'fit-for-purpose' and so member records and data is not as secure as it should be. (all versions before 9).

Now, we have already coded solutions to meet these challenges and they are available in the latest version.

However, we cannot backwards integrate and so the only support we can offer for early versions is to upgrade to the latest version.

So as we move forward, we will develop, code, support and focus on one version only: MemberGate Infinity

Early Versions

Although sites may continue to work, there will be ongoing security risks:

  • They will not pass the new data handling tests applied by the credit card authorities - PCIDSS
  • Versions earlier than 9 will be putting their member data at risk of interception with the out-of-date "SendPass Module" which uses 'plain-text passwords', now updated to Password Reset" where no credentials are sent via email
  • The progressive push to "HTTPS Everywhere" will benefit security on the latest version but will cause issues for older versions
  • Integrations with other programs, applications and platforms - updated in the latest version - cannot be updated in older versions due to backward compatibility issues
  • Credit Card information must not be stored on the site and only Tokenized Payments ensure this

So, for those reasons site owners should upgrade to the latest version.

They get the added advantage of the updated password management module and  other security enhancements, new 'responsive' design options, card authority required 'token payment' modules, faster search, and all the other exciting improvements that have already been integrated, and that we have planned for the future - things like full PayPal integration, improved shopping cart and "themes".

To reserve your upgrade please go to: MemberGate Infinity

Membergate Version History:

Version Introduced Retired Supported Until
1 June 2000 July 2000 July 2000
2 July 2000 July 2004 July 2004
3 June 2004 July 2005 July 2005
4 Jan 2005 July 2007 July 2007
5 May 2006 July 2008 July 2010
6 August 2008 July 2016 July 2016
7 October 2010 July 2016 July 2016
8 Jan 2012 July 2016 July 2016
9 March 2015 July 2016 January 2017
Infinity January 2016 SaaS

Versions are 'retired' when they no longer meet critical requirements, eg.- security, data protection, card payment regulations etc

Upgrade to MemberGate Infinity