Your Solution Partner for the PayFlow TLS 1.2 Security Update

The PCI Security Standards Council is requiring all payment gateways to use the latest SSL standards by June 2018. PayPal and Payflow Pro is part of this upgrade is requiring all external connections made to our systems. Transport Layer Security version 1.2 (TLS 1.2) and Hypertext Transfer Protocol version 1.1 (HTTP/1.1) will become mandatory for communication with PayPal in on April 30th, 2018. Organizations that are have not upgraded will not be able to process credit cards.

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.

Systems Affected

ERP / Business Systems: Everest Software and Sage Software

eCommerce Systems: OSCommerce

Other Platforms: CRM Systems, Membership Platforms, Recurring Billing Systems

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What does the Payflow Payments Solution do?

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.


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