The information that follows is of a highly technical nature and should be reviewed by one of the following:
- Your web hosting company
- Your e-commerce software provider
- Your in-house web programmer/system administrator
Who is Affected by this?
Any merchant processing credit card payments on PayPal's older payment gateways / API's
Merchants and partners use HTTPS to securely connect with PayPal’s servers for processing credit cards with Payflow. They use the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol to encrypt these communications. To ensure the security of our systems and adhere to industry best practices, PayPal is updating its services to require TLS 1.2 for all HTTPS connections. At this time, PayPal will also require HTTP/1.1 for all connections.
What does PayPal recommend?
PayPal and other gateways make the assumption that organizations have software from vendors that are still in business, that the software is being maintained and current or they have access to the source code of the software so that developers can make updates for TLS1.2. Unfortunately, that is not a real-world scenario for thousands of merchants that need an alternative path forward. Below is the diagram of what PayPal would normally recommend organizations do.
How does the Payflow Payments Solution work?
Realizing that many organizations do not have access to the software source code or have challenges making the updates within it, the Payflow Payments Solution by MARTEC360 works in the background and handles the necessary TLS1.2 cryptography communication.
What Customers are Saying
I had no idea that my business was even going to be affected by this update. It would have been crippling to have lost credit card processing in the peak of our busiest time of year with no warning. It was nice to know that our partner Payflow Processing by MARTEC360 was already ahead of the problem with a solution.
Robert - President / CEO
With multiple retail locations along with our online sales, we would have been "done". The setup was easy, the team took care of everything and after some test transactions ... we were live. Great work!
Lee - President / CEO
For more than 10 years, MARTEC360 has given us the ability to deliver bottom-line growth based on their high-level marketing and technology strategy. They have proven to be the missing piece in the puzzle that most small to mid-sized business like ours needed. This fix for the credit card processing is no different and would enable us to further maximize our TCO further into the future.