Authorize.Net announced an upcoming change to their network. You can read the announcement here. The obvious questions are does this affect me and do I need to do anything. If you do not use Authorize.Net than you do not need to do anything. Stop reading and go about your day. If you do use Authorize.Net, keep reading.
If you have a PayPal account, you'll likely be getting an email from them talking about upgrading their SSL certificates. You'll likely ask, what does this mean for me? The short answer is Zen Cart software is not affected by these changes. But that does not mean you can delete the email and forget about
The recently announced POODLE security vulnerability has caused those in the security industry, and primarily in the payment processing business, to re-evaluate. PayPal and Authorize.net have both announced they will end support for SSL v3. What does that mean? An article from Authorize.net does a nice job explaining what is POODLE and what it means. As
PayPal is a popular choice when it comes to payment options. For many Zen Cart owners the question is which one since there are three different modules. They are Express, Standard and Payments Pro. You can find a detailed explanation of all three in the Zen Cart FAQ section. Here's a short version: PayPal Payments
To accept credit cards, you'll need a merchant account and a gateway. Authorize.net is the gateway of choice for many merchant account providers. This is because they are one of the largest gateway providers in the US. Reliability and security are obviously important when it comes to accepting credits cards and they are both.