Transport Layer Security Protocol
After June 30th, 2018, the latest PCI compliance standards require that any site accepting credit card payments uses TLS 1.2.
What is TLS?
TLS is an acronym for “Transport Layer Security,” which is the protocol that allows digital devices (such as computers and phones) to communicate over the internet securely without the transmission being vulnerable to an outside audience.
Why do we need TLS 1.2?
After the deadline, of June 30th, 2018, the services on your website that require the use of TLS 1.2 will cease functioning, which means your payment processing, shipping rate, or other real-time data could stop working if TLS 1.2 is not addressed. Additionally, upgrading to TLS 1.2 ensures you aren’t putting your customers’ data at risk. The consequences of not being PCI complaint and suffering a data breach can include fines and the termination of your ability to process credit card transactions.
Comtrol’s DeviceMaster products running SocketServer are TLS 1.2 compliant.