In the year 2021, we are expecting something astonishing in the e-commerce industry, and the best e-commerce development platform Magento hasn’t failed us. It has come with its new release for its commerce customers and partners. The latest Magento release i.e. Magento 2.4.2 has not only given priority on performance & security enhancements but you will also observe several platform improvements. Upgrade your Magento ecommerce store to this latest version for providing a better customer experience to the shoppers.

In this release, we will be observing security improvements including the magnification to support the same site attribute for all cookies. Magento 2.4.2 directly specifies the support of Redis 6.x. as well as elastic search 7.9.x.  It was pre-launched on January 26. There are more than 280 bug fixes in the core code while 30+ security enhancements.

Highlights Of The Magento 2.4.2 Release

These are the key highlights in this Magento release:

  • SameSite attribute support in cookies
  • Support for Redis 6.x and Elasticsearch 7.9.x
  • Magento 2.4.2 is not compatible with Composer 2.x
  • Utilization of web-optimized images in the content
  • Comprises of Adobe Stock Integration version 2.1.1
  • Enhancements in the Amazon S3
  • Many other issues got fixed

Substantial Security Enhancements

In Magento 2.4.2 release, you will find fixes of more than 35 security bugs. This supports for cross-site scripting (XSS) along with Remote Code Execution (RCE) vulnerabilities. It has also resolved the issue of Core Content Security Policy (CSP) issues.

Improvements in Infrastructure

In this latest Magento release, there are many optimizations to ameliorate the framework in regards to:

  • Customer Account
  • Catalog
  • CMS & OMS
  • Import/Export
  • Targeting
  • Promotions
  • Cart & Checkout
  • Preview & Staging

Platform Enhancements

The latest Magento version now supports Redis 6.x along with Elasticsearch 7.9.x. However, the Magento store owners may need to migrate the store to the Composer 2.x. Magento 2.4.2 supports for both Composer 2.x. as well as Varnish 6.4.

Improvements in Performance

You will find many code improvements in the latest Magento 2.4.2. for strengthening the performance of API.

The response time of Admin has been improved for big catalogues deployments. Now the Magento is capable for natively supporting catalogues up to 20 times larger than the past versions.

Also Read: Complete Review of Magento CMS for eCommerce


You will get the catalogue permission in the GraphQL. For supporting remote purchasing assistance you have to upgrade the customer object. It contains the localization for support throughout the stores.

You will get the enhancement in the product retrieval data for configurable products with many variants.

PWA Studio


Magento has launched its PWA Studio in early release for developing astonishing fast PWA for its mobile users. The latest release of Magento 2.4.2 contains these upgrades in the Magento PWA Studio:

  • Localization & Internationalization
  • Multiple languages Support
  • Multiple Payments Support
  • Support for multiple stores
  • Better Extensibility
  • Using Google Lighthouse the customer perspective has been improved
  • Launched My Account for Venia

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Media Gallery

Magento media gallery

In the Magento 2.4.2 latest release, the Media Gallery offers New Role Resources. Thus the store owners will now get to restrict administrator access. These are the actions that the Admin could manage:

  • Inserting media files into the content
  • Uploading assets
  • Editing the details of assets
  • Deleting assets from the media gallery
  • Managing folder structure
  • Web-optimized images utilization in the content

Enhancements In AWS S3 Support

The AWS S3 Support has been improved in the latest release of Magento 2.4.2. Now it supports Object Storage and future extensibility, storing media files in the Amazon S3.

It also includes support for AWS S3 in all modules such as B2B, PageBuilder, and Adobe Stock Integration.

The Magento Commerce 2.4.2 release also includes an improved page builder content migration and page builder CSS customization.

You can find detail information about Magento 2.4.2 here.

Wrapping Up

In the e-commerce industry, it is always a good move to upgrade the version of your store to the latest one. At Emizentech, the best Magento development company in India, we are having expertise in upgrading Magento versions. Please let us know your requirements.

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CTO at Emizentech and a member of the Forbes technology council, Amit Samsukha, is acknowledged by the Indian tech world as an innovator and community builder. He has a well-established vocation with 12+ years of progressive experience in the technology industry. He directs all product initiatives, worldwide sales and marketing, and business enablement. He has spearheaded the journey in the e-commerce landscape for various businesses in India and the U.S.