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Actual encryption ciphers for STap communication

We observed that the encrypted communication between STaps and Collectors are using TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA ciphers. Especially SHA1 ist considered unsafe since 2005. Our company wants to use actual cipher suits implemented in the STap communication, like TLS_AES_128_GCM_SHA256 or TLS_AES_256_GCM_SHA384.

  • Guest
  • Feb 3 2021
  • Functionality already exists
  • Admin
    RAJESH VENKATASUBBU commented
    7 Apr 01:32pm

    Based on further review from Guardium development team, we can confirm that we already support additional encryption ciphers for collectors and S-TAP communication.

    The collector has a parameter to specify the allowed cipher sets that can be negotiated.

    https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/guardium/11.2?topic=system-cipher-suites


    Thanks,

    Offering Management

  • Admin
    RAJESH VENKATASUBBU commented
    24 Mar 11:35pm

    Hello - thank you for your submission. We are looking into this request further, we will get back to you with our findings.


    Regards,

    Offering Management

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