PayPal Merchant Security Roadmap 2016-2017

For all our clients who use PayPal for the provisioning of payments, we have been watching the PayPal Merchant Security Roadmap news and can inform you that deadline for any changes have now changed.

The SSL Certificate Upgrade testing has commenced and will continue until the end of September 2016.

The TLS 1.2 and HTTP/1.1 Upgrade is still required however it will not be mandatory until June 30, 2017.

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Karen Gilmore

Project Manager

The physical location of a website visitor is sensitive information and a security risk

Geolocation and privacy

The addition of geolocation features, also known as location-based services, to your website provides great benefits to your business and your website visitors. They allow you to provide information directly based on location (e.g. events or service offerings in a particular region) or send messages about promotions and specials. These services have great marketing potential and are an effective way of keeping your customers updated with your latest products and information. 

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Karen Gilmore

Project Manager

DNS Hosting

DNS stands for Domain Name System, which is a system of servers that provides the infrastructure which allows browsing of the World Wide Web. This is the infrastructure that takes the human-readable domain names and the numerical IP addresses used by servers and tells them about each other. 

To do this you need DNS Hosting.

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Karen Gilmore

Project Manager

Let's Encrypt now issuing free SSL certificates

Let’s Encrypt is a free, automated, and open certificate authority (CA), run for the public’s benefit. By automating the validation and renewal process you can procure a certificate instantly and never have to worry about renewing it. And since it’s free you can install it on all of your websites without racking up a huge credit card bill.

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Michael Strelan

Senior Developer & Drupal Strategist

What’s new in Drupal 8?

With over 4 years of development, Drupal 8 brings over 200 new features and improvements, including an improved authoring experience, better support for mobile devices, and a lot more functionality out-of-the box.

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Michael Strelan

Senior Developer & Drupal Strategist

Drupal 8

What is Drupal 8?

Drupal 8 is the latest version of the Drupal open source Content Management System (CMS). It will be released on the 17th November 2015 and is maintained and developed by the hundreds of thousands of Drupal 6 and 7 users and developers. Drupal 8 has been redesigned and engineered to work on any device and provide a new standard in easy to use websites.

Why Drupal 8?

Drupal 8 has numerous benefits to all the different users of your businesses website.

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IP addresses in the spotlight

An IP, or Internet Protocol, address is just like a house address - except for computers, printers, servers, etc across the globe.
Most of us know them as unique strings of numbers separated by full stops. e.g. 126.54.9.70. This version is often referred to as a 32 bit address.

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Karen Gilmore

Project Manager

Consolidating domain registrations

We often have clients with more than one domain name that have been registered with one or more registrars. Maybe their original developers purchased it years ago, maybe a long gone member of their IT Department. Maybe they expanded,. needed new domain name and used the cheaper registrar options as competition increased.

The problems that arise is the ongoing management of these domains

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Karen Gilmore

Project Manager