Operations Notice – Product End of Life – Urchin Statistics 7th December 2012

It has come to our attention that Urchin Web Stats contains critical security vulnerabilities which, if targeted, could result in secure private data being compromised.

Google has confirmed the discontinued development of Urchin product and will no longer be offering security patches or software updates, meaning the overall use of this service has become insecure.

To ensure the ongoing security of the Cloud, OzHosting.com will discontinue the use of Urchin Web Stats on December 7th 2012.

From this time, Urchin Web Stats service will be shut down and historical traffic data will not be accessible. (We advise users to access and save historical traffic data prior to 7th December if required)

As an alternate option, we recommend that you use Google Analytics which is a free, comprehensive analytics service offered by Google.  Please visit their site at http://www.google.com.au/analytics/ to learn more and sign up.

We do apologise for the inconvenience, however it is absolutely critical we protect our infrastructure to ensure the ongoing integrity and security of our customers’ data.