Verifi Security Updates

Security – specifically Internet security – is very much top-of-mind for anyone involved in payments. Whether you’re an online merchant building an omnichannel presence, or a company like Verifi that provides payment services and fraud protection to merchants, having confidence in your communications security platform is vital.
It’s this keen attention to security that drives Verifi to take measures that fortify our security protocols. As a result of security vulnerability identified by the Homeland Security U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team, we are updating the security implemented in our servers and gateway.
There is an industry-wide deadline of June 30, 2018 for all companies to update to a new security protocol. We believe it’s extremely important to be ahead of the curve on this update; therefore, we are updating to the new security protocol on March 31, 2018.
TLS 1.3 Security Protocol Update
Compliance with this security update is being mandated by the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DDS). This means that all parties that are bound by the latest PCI DDS regulations must update to version 1.3 of the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol.
As of March 31, 2018, TLS 1.3 will protect and secure all Verifi encrypted communication. This further strengthens all communications against vulnerabilities, providing our clients with confidence in knowing that we are using the latest, most robust measures in server/web browser communication security.
At present, not all web browsers support TLS 1.3. To protect yourself and your clients, we suggest using Google Chrome version 63 or Mozilla FireFox versions 52 and above. At the time of writing, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Opera, and Safari web browsers do not support TLS 1.3.
Your HTTPS websites rely on the latest TLS security protocols to deliver encrypted communication with your clients and with Verifi. Therefore, it is important that you also update your server and gateway security to TLS 1.3. Your IT department should be aware of the PCI DDS requirements and the need to upgrade to TLS 1.3.
For more information on how Verifi is committed to providing secure payments and our industry-leading fraud and chargeback prevention solutions, contact us today.