Switches use Secure Sockets Layer Version 3 (SSLv3) and support for Transport Layer Security (TLSv1) to provide remote web access to the switches through encrypted paths between the switch and management station clients capable of SSL/TLS operation.
  • Switches use SSL and TLS for all secure web transactions, and all references to SSL mean using one of these algorithms unless otherwise noted.

  • SSL provides all the web functions but, unlike standard web access, SSL provides encrypted, authenticated transactions. The authentication type includes server certificate authentication with user password authentication.

SSL in the switches is based on the OpenSSL software toolkit. For more information on OpenSSL, visit http://www.openssl.org.