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Add TLS 1.3 Support to Connect:Direct

TLS v1.3 was recently released, and we would like to see it added to Connect:Direct w/Secure+ as an available security option for all platforms that support it.

  • Guest
  • Apr 10 2018
  • Delivered
What is your industry? Banking
How will this idea be used?

Typical lifecycle/product support request for enhancement to adopt newly released security offering.

  • Guest commented
    17 Jun, 2020 05:57am

    This original RFE Request was opened to have TLS 1.3 Support for HPE Nonstop Platform on Connect:Direct.

    TLS v1.3 was recently released, and we would like to see it added to Connect:Direct w/Secure+ as an available security option for all platforms that support it.

  • Admin
    Chris Sanders commented
    12 Jun, 2020 03:16am

    Thank you for your question. Currently TLS v1.3 support is only available for Windows, UNIX/Linux and z/OS. We are planning to expand to our other supported platforms moving forward, but I would suggest opening a specific enhancement request for other platforms that you may be interested in.

    Sincerely,

    Chris Sanders

    Connect:Direct Offering Manager

  • Guest commented
    13 May, 2020 01:41pm

    Does the TLS v1.3 Support been Added to Connect:Direct NDM to HPE Nonstop Platform NDM Product?

  • Admin
    Chris Sanders commented
    13 May, 2020 01:00pm

    Thank you for your patience as we worked on this enhancement request. I'm pleased to announce that we have added TLS v1.3 support with the v6.1 release of Connect:Direct which became generally available on 5/8/20. Please visit Passport Advantage to download this version and start gaining the benefits of this enhancement.

    Sincerely,

    Chris Sanders

    Connect:Direct Offering Manager

  • Admin
    Chris Sanders commented
    6 Jul, 2018 11:22am

    Thank you for opening this enhancement request with IBM.  I have reviewed it with my team and believe that this would be a valuable enhancement to Connect:Direct.  This will be accepted as an uncommitted candidate and I will look to add it to the roadmap as TLS v1.2 capabilities become available in our encryption toolkits.


    Sincerely,

    Chris Sanders

    Connect:Direct Offering Manager

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