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Status Planned for future release
Created by Guest
Created on Dec 15, 2021

TLS support in CA Spectrum (CORBA) probe

TLS 1.2/1.3 protocol to be used between CA Spectrum and the CORBA probe.

We requires all data to be encrypted in-transit for the connection probe-to-datasource connection (Spectrum connection).

This data encryption in-transit is required by banking industry regulations and client security standards. Spectrum v21.2.x CORBA provides higher security than previous versions, specifically TLS 1.3 (2015 standard), which is the latest improvement over SSL 3.0.


# Reference Links:


"Micro Focus VisiBroker 8.5.7" (Encryption and cipher suites supported by DX Spectrum 21.2.x, starting on page 67.)

https://www.microfocus.com/documentation/visibroker/visibroker857/vb_security_857.pdf


DX NetOps Spectrum v21.2 (was v10.5)

https://techdocs.broadcom.com/us/en/ca-enterprise-software/it-operations-management/spectrum/21-2.html


DX NetOps Secure CORBA Enhancements /

"Secure communication between the OneClick server and SpectroSERVERs uses certificates and TLS v1.3 for authentication."

https://techdocs.broadcom.com/us/en/ca-enterprise-software/it-operations-management/spectrum/21-2/release-information/features-and-enhancements.html#concept.dita_74630ff8e83cd59592f994d76127c7a97e847997_SecureCORBAEnhancements


DX NetOps Spectrum Configuration

https://techdocs.broadcom.com/us/en/ca-enterprise-software/it-operations-management/spectrum/21-2/administrating/oneclick-administration/oneclick-administration-pages.html#concept.dita_99bd4cd8af497f4501d74d0457df4a5fc66ed4b4_CASpectrumConfigurationPage


Ultimate Guide: What is SSL, TLS and HTTPS? (from IBM partner DigiCert)

https://www.websecurity.digicert.com/security-topics/what-is-ssl-tls-https

Idea priority Urgent
  • Guest
    Dec 22, 2021


    Please confirm whether IBM will provide TLS support or not. If IBM refuses to adopt a market-standard secure method of communication, we will have no choice but to abandon Netcool in favour of another competitor's solution.

    This request has been pending for a few months and we are getting a lot of attention from top management now.(and has been tracked here as well https://automation-management.ideas.ibm.com/ideas/IRISCART-I-576 )