Press Release
May 6, 2024

HeroDevs Partners With Zend by Perforce to Keep Drupal 7 Customers Secure Beyond End of Life

Upcoming Drupal 7 end-of-life expected to impact over 300,000 active deployments
HeroDevs Partners With Zend by Perforce to Keep Drupal 7 Customers Secure Beyond End of Life

SANDY, UTAH - HeroDevs today announced its strategic partnership with Perforce Software to offer Zend PHP Long-Term Support (LTS) within HeroDevs’ Drupal 7 Never-Ending Support (NES) product – giving HeroDevs customers the flexibility to maintain security, compliance, and stability on their applications until they can migrate to a community-supported version of Drupal.

Drupal 7, which is set to reach end of life on January 5 2025, is the most-used version of the popular open source web content management system, with an estimated 300,000+ active websites and applications currently using Drupal 7 versions for a variety of mission-critical use cases. Due to the complexity of upgrading Drupal 7 sites, many companies are expected to continue running Drupal 7 beyond the community support end of life date – exposing them to potentially dangerous vulnerabilities and damaging exploits.

HeroDevs’ Drupal 7 NES, which is the only Drupal-certified extended support offering for Drupal, includes fixes for discovered compatibility issues within key modules, as well as patches for discovered CVEs within the Drupal 7 code base. And, with the addition of Zend PHP LTS, HeroDevs’ Drupal 7 NES will also include patches for CVEs discovered in the PHP runtimes used within Drupal 7.

“Managing the timeline of migrating a site away from Drupal 7 while staying secure not only with Drupal, but also PHP and the diverse array of modules that make up the typical enterprise Drupal site, is a difficult and expensive task for most organizations,” said Joe Eames, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at HeroDevs. “This partnership with Zend by Perforce to offer PHP LTS within our Drupal 7 NES will be invaluable to our customers – enabling them to pick the right time to migrate their apps, while also keeping their sites secure from hacking and data theft.”
“At Zend by Perforce, we deeply value partners who share our commitment to keeping PHP-based infrastructure secure and supported. HeroDevs aligns strongly with that mission, ensuring that together, we provide unparalleled value to our shared customers,” said Dan Dodot, general manager at Perforce Software. “With the ability of Zend PHP LTS to extend the PHP community support lifecycle, HeroDevs’ Drupal 7 customers now have the flexibility to migrate off Drupal 7 when it makes the most sense for their businesses.”

More information regarding HeroDevs’ Drupal 7 NES and their full suite of enterprise solutions can be found here.

More information on Zend PHP LTS and their suite of enterprise solutions and services can be found here.

About Zend by Perforce

Zend by Perforce helps organizations use enterprise PHP to build innovative web and mobile solutions and modernize existing applications. Used by multiple Fortune 100 companies, our proven enterprise PHP offerings include secure, fully-supported PHP runtimes, software infrastructure, tools, professional services, and enterprise long-term support for PHP 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, and 8.0. For more information, visit https://www.zend.com/.

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About HeroDevs

HeroDevs partners with open-source authors to offer comprehensive solutions for sunsetted open-source software. Our Never-Ending Support products ensure businesses remain secure and compliant, even as their depended-upon open-source packages reach end-of-life. Alongside this, our elite team of software engineers and architects provides expert consulting and engineering services, assisting clients in migrating from deprecated packages and modernizing their technology stacks.

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HeroDevs partners with Zend by Perforce to provide long-term support in our Drupal 7 NES, ensuring security and stability for your critical applications.
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