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Make Sterling Secure Proxy perform DNS resolution at the connection time
Currently SSP Engines only perform DNS lookups when the configuration is loaded from the configuration manager. This should be changed so that DNS resolution is performed at the time of a connection, when a node's configuration is accessed.
Utility option to a view only mode for SSP configuration
Currently the only way to view a configuration (Adapter, netmap,policy, etc ) is to open it for editing. This causes unnecessary riskto accidentally make changes of production configurations.
Key Expiry Notification and Secure+ Enabled
Sterling Secure Proxy Administration of Certificate Expiry and Secure+ Enabled View
Maintain FIPS support for SSP HSM
JCE FIPS implementation has changed in the JRE shipped with SSP 6.0.2 to add support for TLSv1.3. Require verification that FIPS mode will continue to be supported after migration from 126.96.36.199
Support for EBICS protocol/authentication in the DMZ
To enable EBICS protocol to be authenticated in the DMZ , SSP with SEAS using either LDAP or Sterling B2B Integrator (similar model to SSO token authentication to avoid duplicating authentication).
Some sites still require Implicit SSL due to business pressure
Implicit SSL is generally not a best practice when setting up FTPS. The preferred alternative is Explicit SSL, which is the current standard for FTPS connections for Secure Proxy. However, some of our customers experience intense business pressu...
Support MQ HA for configuring JMS Topic
The MQ infrastructure at our organisation is set up in a HA topology where we have multiple queue managers. The queue manager name is not provided to applications wanting to connect to the queues with the expectation that they use the default que...
GCM mode for SFTP
We are seeing increased reluctance from partner organisations to trust CBC mode, due to OpenSSH's withdrawal of support for this mode by default. This leaves Secure Proxy with only CTR mode encryption as a widely accepted option. To ensure that we...
Enhancement to add automatic failover from an active CM node to another
Currently, we have CM installed on 4 servers and the configs are written to the local drive. If something were to fail on the active node, there is a manual fail-over process to not only copy the configs to another node (might not be possible if i...
Password Security Controls
Password security controls for SSP administrator interfaces using local authentication are not allow enough password security controls:
Passwords expiration can’t be enforced.
Password complexity settings are minimal and don’t comply with the ...
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