Last December, Patchman announced it was bringing automated core CMS patching to eCommerce applications. Adding to their already robust eCommerce portfolio, we are pleased to announce that Patchman is now offering automated core CMS patching for PrestaShop.  PrestaShop is a free open source eCommerce application designed to make online stores accessible to businesses of all shapes and sizes. The application boasts over 270,000 active sites and a community of over 1 million users in 195 countries. Through partnerships with industry leaders like Google and PayPal, PrestaShop’s mission is to help all businesses build a successful online storefront.

With this mission in mind, Patchman is bringing security patching to all PrestaShop versions 1.6.0.1 and later. Alongside automated core CMS patching for security vulnerabilities, Patchman utilizes SiteLock’s malware database to scan for over 10 million types of malicious files. This allows eCommerce website developers and hosting providers to build and maintain sites using PrestaShop with peace of mind that their sites are secure. Business owners can also rest assured that website and customer information is safe because their sites are free from vulnerabilities in the core CMS.

Why Patch Automatically?

Keeping website applications up to date  is an important part of website security and a site’s first line of defense against common vulnerabilities that lead to compromise. Unpatched applications leave vulnerabilities on these sites that can lead to defacement, data theft, and lost revenue on eCommerce sites. If your eCommerce site is breached, it could also have a negative impact on your brand’s reputation and bottom line. According to recent SiteLock data, the average website experiences 44 attacks per day. A vulnerable PrestaShop installation could mean those attacks are more likely to be successful, putting the valuable consumer data at risk. This is no small concern for consumers who now spend 51% of their shopping budgets online around the holidays.

With these threats in mind, it is the responsibility of eCommerce site owners to protect their business, and their customers, by ensuring their sites are secure and applications are up to date. Patchman is here to make that process easier, by automatically patching security vulnerabilities in core CMS applications and scanning sites for malware on a daily basis.

For more information and package details, check out Patchman.co. PrestaShop support is available in both Commerce and Coverage packages!