The PCI Security Standards Council (SSC) has declared that the widely-used Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0 encryption method is no longer secure enough to keep sensitive information safe. Therefore, the PCI Security Council has mandated that TLS 1.0 must be disabled by June 30, 2018, and Cayan will comply. All current versions of StudioPlus products have now been upgraded to use TLS 1.2.
If you’re a user of myStratus, you don’t have to do anything. Your software will automatically be upgraded to the new myStratus 2018 no later than Monday, March 12th. Your software will be fully compliant, and you need not read any further.
To ensure that you do not have any disruption in your Cayan credit card processing, please upgrade to Spectra 2018 right away. How soon should you upgrade? Well, there are several key dates of which you need to be aware. First, to help educate its merchants and draw attention to this deadline, Cayan will implement a series of short, scheduled brownouts in production. During these brownout periods, if you’re not using Spectra 2018, you will notice a brief service interruption when processing credit cards.
Here is the proposed schedule* for these brownout periods.
• Monday, April 2: 10-10:15 am EST
• Tuesday, April 24: 12-12:15 pm EST
• Wednesday, May 16: 2-2:15 pm EST
• Thursday, June 7: 4-4:15 pm EST
• Friday, June 29: 6-6:15 pm EST
*Cayan reserves the right to alter the above brownout schedule as necessary.
The most important deadline you need to be aware of is June 30th, 2018. At that time, Cayan will disable TLS 1.0, and, if you have not upgraded to Spectra 2018 by that date, your credit card processing function will cease to work!
For help upgrading to Spectra 2018 or myStratus 2018, please contact Support@StudioPlusSoftware.com.
If you are unable to upgrade to Spectra 2018 by June 30th, please contact Support@StudioPlusSoftware.com to discuss your options.
Here at StudioPlus Software and at Cayan, we take the security of your client’s credit card information seriously–we know that you do as well. Please take this opportunity to upgrade your Spectra Software.
Click here to read more about Spectra 2018
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