End Of Life Notice

January 03, 2016

Upgrade to MemberGate Infinity

"The ONLY support we can offer for early versions is to help get them upgraded!"

This NOTCE is served on all earlier versions of MemberGate which are retired and no longer supported

Sites running earlier versions are required to upgrade ...because they need crucial updates to protect member data

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

Things like:

  • Security
  • Credit Card Processing 
  • 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 One Version is now supported: MemberGate Infinity

Recent developments in Payment Processing mean earlirer 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, which we call: MemberGate Infinity

Early Versions

Although sites may continue to work, severe security risks rest entirely with the licensee:

  • 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  • Versions earlier than 9 will be putting their member data at risk of interception with the out-of-date "SendPass Module" which uses 'plain-text passwords', now updated to Password Reset" where no credentials are sent via email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 are required to update 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 full PayPal integration, Learning Management System, Themes and Landing Pages.

To book your site 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 June 2021 July 2021
SaaS June 2021 New Control Panel

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

End Of Life Notice
End Of Life Notice

Upgrade to MemberGate Infinity