We're looking into whether we need to change from Magento Community when Magento 1 is no longer supported.
Will Magento Community still be secure or do we need to look at a more cost effective alternative like Shopify?
Thanks in advance,
No problem!! You can also go with Magento Community. You can upgrade your store from Magento 1 to Magento Community. Magento Community provides you all the best features, functionality and extension as well. Magento Community is more secure than the Magento 1. It provides the most reliable features to your store. Magento Community is the huge big community with technical with the best technical support.
I think Magento 1 will remain e-commerce top dog for years to come (Does it work? Then why should I switch to M2 and start from scratch?). Once Magento officially stops supporting it (not that it's doing very good job at it right now) expect third party patches and fixes ...