What is TLS?
Transport Security Layer (TLS) ensures that connections made across the internet are secure and data can only be read by authorised users. The TLS 1.0 and 1.1 protocol is being disabled across the Rushcliff suite of products in favour of requiring TLS 1.2 to be used.
Why is this happening?
Data security and integrity are top priorities for Rushcliff. As part of our ongoing commitment to ensuring all Rushcliff products are secure, TLS 1.0 and 1.1 are being disabled and TLS 1.2 will be required when accessing remote resources.
TLS 1.2 is the most current version and is considered to be the most secure, TLS 1.0 and 1.1 are earlier, and now less secure versions.
This update also coincides with the implementation of our new PPS Hosted infrastructure.
When will this happen?
Once your PPS services have been moved over to the new infrastructure outlined in the email, the new TLS regulations will be in force. We will begin to move clients to the new infrastructure from 15th April 2019.
How will this affect me?
PPS products and services will be either fully or partially unavailable on devices that are incompatible with TLS 1.2. In order to avoid disruption to your service, you will need to verify if your operating systems (OS) or browsers support TLS 1.2 and upgrade if necessary.
Please see below for a basic guide on which operating systems will be affected by this update.
|Windows OS Version||TLS 1.2 compatible||Status|
|Windows XP & Windows Server 2003||N/A|
|Windows Vista & Windows Server 2008||Must be enabled|
|Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008 R2||Must be enabled|
|Windows 8 & Windows Server 2012||Must be enabled|
|Windows 8.1 & Windows Server 2012 R2||Enabled by default|
|Windows 10 & Windows Server 2016||Enabled by default|
Where the operating system status is marked as ‘Must be enabled’ you will need to follow this guide in order to ensure that TLS 1.2 is turned on, making your device compatible.https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/187498
|macOS / IOS Version||TLS 1.2 compatible||Status|
|OS X 10.2 - 10.8 / iOS 1 - 4 Jaguar, Panther, Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion||N/A|
|OS X 10.9 - 10.10 / iOS 5 - 8 Mavericks, Yosemite||Enabled by default|
|macOS 10.11 / iOS 9+ El Capitan, Sierra, High Sierra||Enabled by default|
|Android Version||TLS 1.2 compatible||Status|
|Petit Four / 1.1 (Sept 23, 2008)||N/A|
|Cupcake / 1.5 (Feb 9, 2009)||N/A|
|Donut / 1.6 (Apr 27, 2009)||N/A|
|Eclair / 2.0 - 2.1 (Sept 15, 2009)||N/A|
|Froyo / 2.2 - 2.3 (Oct 26, 2009)||N/A|
|Gingerbread / 2.3 - 2.3.7 (Dec 6, 2010)||N/A|
|Honeycomb / 3.0 - 3.2.6 (Feb 22, 2011)||N/A|
|Ice cream Sandwich / 4.0 - 4.0.4 (Oct 18, 2011)||N/A|
|Jellybean / 4.1 - 4.3.1 (Jul 9, 2012)||Must be enabled|
|KitKat / 4.4 - 4.4.4 (Oct 31, 2013)||Must be enabled|
|Lollipop / 5.0 - 5.1.1 (Nov 12, 2014)||Must be enabled|
|Marshmallow / 6.0 - 6.0.1 (Oct 5, 2015)||Enabled by default|
|Nougat / 7.0 - 7.1.2 (Aug 22, 2016)||Enabled by default|
|Oreo / 8.0 - 8.1 (Aug 21, 2017)||Enabled by default|