Is your website still running on TYPO3 v8.7? Free community support ends this month, so you need to make a decision. Either upgrade to a newer version, or pre-order Extended Long Term Support (ELTS). This will ensure you continue to comply with laws relating to GDPR and security requirements.
The TYPO3 community ensures regular, plannable releases, and upgrade cycles, which is ideal for large corporate users. Within every major version of TYPO3, there is an LTS (long-term support) version that receives maintenance and security updates by our dedicated community. This is guaranteed for three years. After this time, support runs out. This is the case for TYPO3 v8.7 LTS, which will receive no more bug fixes or security patches from April 1, 2020.
Many countries legally require organizations to run software that is officially supported in order to comply with GDPR requirements. Running unsupported software makes you vulnerable to any security breaches in the future.
So if you’re running 8.7 and do nothing, you could be in breach of the law, and open yourself and your users to malware and intrusion.
However, there is a solution: When long-term support comes to an end, TYPO3 GmbH offers Extended Long Term Support (ELTS) for a further three years, at a reasonable price.
In total, this takes the total support for a TYPO3 LTS version up to six years from the date it was released. This provides a dependable, long-term planning horizon beyond what many other enterprise content management systems offer.
So altogether, you can get a total of six years’ support for €6,000 per instance. Or extend by one year for €2,000.
This can be a sensible option in many cases:
- If you run a website that is still generating a return on your initial investment—why not prolong your ROI a little longer?
- When you need more time to plan an upgrade properly. There’s no need to rush things.
- As an agency, to build trust with your clients by offering them a cost-effective alternative to an expensive upgrade. In fact, we’ve got a special discount package for agencies, who areresponsible for eight or more instances.
Stay compliant and keep your users safe—enjoy peace of mind with ELTS.