Merchants were made aware of Authorize.Net’s plan to remove TLS versions prior to 1.2 earlier this year. That deadline was September 18, 2017 but they recently announced that the new deadline has been pushed back to February 28, 2018.
It is very important for merchants to inquire if their version of TLS is updated to 1.2 and to take action if it isn’t. To avoid any interruptions in card acceptance, businesses need to update to TLS version 1.2.
Without these protocols in place, your business might be unable to process payments after February 28, 2018.
What Does the Authorize.Net Notice Entail?
New PCI DSS requirements state that all payment systems must disable early versions of TLS by 2018. In preparation for this TLS requirement, Authorize.Net plans to disable TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 by February 28, 2018.
Transport Layer Security (TLS), is a technology used to encrypt sensitive information sent via the Internet. TLS is the replacement for Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).
How Does It Affect My Business?
Without taking the measures to ensure your version of TLS meets the proper PCI standards, you may be unable to process transactions. This could greatly impact your business.
What Do I Need to Do?
Call your website developer, web-hosting provider, or software/POS provider to ask them:
1. “Does my website, shopping cart, software, or POS support TLS version 1.2?”
2. If not, your provider will need to enable the proper protocols to support TLS 1.2 before the September deadline.
3. If changed, you should test your system for proper functionality.
To Learn More About This Update:
Contact us online or call 1-800-621-8931.