Ilia Kolochenko, CEO at High-Tech Bridge:
“This is a very clear and straight-forward message by PCI DSS to merchants that no further protraction will be tolerated. Previous leniance and postponed deadlines were likely caused by technical difficulties to fully eliminate SSL and early TLS, often residing in un-updatable devices or within complicated cloud infrastructure.
Sanctions for non-compliance may be severe, thus all merchants who process credit card shall urge to check all their systems. High-Tech Bridge provides a free SSL/TLS tool to verify if your configuration is compliant with the PCI DSS 3.2.1 requirements”
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