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Maintenance Notification: 2019-001

Change Title: BLI Firewall Replacement Change Type: Routine Risk: Low Maintenance Date: February 26th and February 27th Maintenance Window: 9 pm – 2 am (PST) Expected Downtime (min): 0 Services Impacted: Bellingham Data Center Expected Impact: During the maintenance...

New Certificate Authority

We have an SSL certificate that is expiring on 11/13/18 (trans.merchantpartners.com). When we renewed this certificate we noticed that THAWTE changed the Certificate Authority (CA) for this certificate. If you are not using 1stMILE (you have a direct SOAP, XML...

Merchant Partners ends support for TLS 1.0/1.1

Merchant Partners ends support for TLS 1.0/1.1

Take steps to update and monitor your security protocols Merchant Partners will be ending its support for the outdated security protocols known as Transport Layer Security 1.0 & 1.1 (TLS 1.0/1.1) on June 25th, 2018. Security experts no longer consider TLS 1.0/1.1 ...

1stMILE End of Life Notification

1stMILE End of Life Notification

End-of-Life Notification 1stMILE Middleware base, v1.X and v1.2 Merchant Partners is announcing that 1stMILE Middleware base, version 1.0, 1.1 and 1.2 will reach their end of life (EOL) on June 30th, 2018.  This EOL is due to the Payment Card Industry Security...

Update on the removal of support for TLS 1.0 and 1.1

On Sept 11th, 2017 we originally posted a news item about the removal of support for TLS 1.0 and 1.1 by Feb 1st, 2018.  On that date we did remove support, but due to some issues at various partners and merchants reinstated support for TLS 1.0 and 1.1. On April 11th,...

Secure Batch Processing Using PGP

To ensure that customer data is protected in the event that a file is intercepted during the data transfer, submit files that have been encrypted using PGP (Pretty Good Privacy), a registered trademark of Network Associates, Inc. PGP is a widely accepted and trusted...

PCI Frequently Asked Questions

Every day I field questions from our support and sales teams in regards to PCI.  From Why do I need PCI to What do I do if I am compromised.   I have tried to group together the most common questions received and post them here to hopefully assist everyone...

Why Do I Need To Be PCI Compliant

Why Do I Need To Be PCI Compliant

PCI COMPLIANCE The primary purpose of the PCI DSS is to reduce the risk of payment card data loss by preventing, detecting, and reacting to potential breaches or hacks that could lead to cardholder data compromise. In other words, the goal of the PCI DSS is to protect...

Verifone MX900 Series Potential Security Vulnerability

Worldpay recently distributed a security advisory on the VeriFone 900 Series terminals.  Reposted here for your benefit. Terminal Security Advisory Verifone MX900 Series Potential Security Vulnerability – IMMEDIATE ACTION ADVISED As your payment processor, we want to...