Issued: September 8th, 2023 (Eastern/U.S.)
Node 14 LTS reached its end of life for security support in April 2023. In alignment with our commitment to ensuring the highest level of security for our customers, Contrast will discontinue support for Node 14 LTS effective December 31, 2023, starting with Node agent version 5.X.
What's Changing and Why?
Contrast is dropping support for Node 14 LTS beginning with our Node agent version 5.X. This decision aligns with our policy of not supporting any major language versions that have ended their security support. This is a crucial step to mitigate security risks and to continue serving our clients with the utmost integrity and security.
What Does This Mean to You?
Customers using Node 14 LTS should plan to upgrade to a supported version of Node (either Node 18 LTS or Node 20 LTS) before the end of the year to continue receiving full support:
- Node 18 LTS is stable and offers robust performance and security features. It is fully supported for both Detect and Protect features in Node agent versions 5.X and beyond.
- Node 20 LTS will be the latest LTS version available by October 2023, offering the most up-to-date performance and security enhancements. This version will also be supported in Node agent versions 5.X and beyond.
Continuing to use Node 14 LTS after December 31, 2023, particularly with Node agent version 5.X, will mean that you will not receive patches, updates, or support for any issues related to this version.
Do You Need to Make Any Changes?
If you are receiving this email, your company has been identified as having applications running on Node 14 LTS. We strongly recommend upgrading to a supported Node version and updating to Node agent version 5.X or later before December 31, 2023, to ensure uninterrupted service and support.
For additional information about our support policy, check our Support Reference Guide. If you have any additional questions, concerns, or would like to discuss this issue further, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at email@example.com.