Protect your storage environment with an improved security protocol

IBM Spectrum Protect™ Version 8.1.2 provides an improved security protocol.

To protect your storage environment from security threats, IBM Spectrum Protect has an improved security protocol that uses Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.2 to encrypt all communication between the server, storage agent, and clients. A new SESSIONSECURITY parameter determines whether an administrator, node, or server must use the most secure settings to communicate with an IBM Spectrum Protect server. IBM Spectrum Protect servers, clients, and storage agents that use V8.12 or later software are automatically configured to communicate with each other by using the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol. Certificates are distributed automatically.

For a detailed description of the SESSIONSECURITY parameter, see the command topics for registering and updating administrator IDs, nodes, and servers. For the latest information about V8.1.2 security updates, see technote 2004844.