Deprecate TLS 1.0/1.1 Security Protocols
As of January 1, 2024, Firehouse Solutions will no longer accept connections to our infrastructure that use older Transport Layer Security (TLS) versions. Moving forward, all browsers, devices, and others systems will need to use TLS 1.2 or higher. This includes our web and email servers.
The deprecation of TLS 1.0/1.1 is not unique to Firehouse Solutions. Technology companies like Microsoft, Google and Apple, as well as financial and governmental institutions have either already removed support for these encryption methods or have plans to deprecate support for them shortly.
As for the impact of the deprecation of TLS 1.0/1.1, the only real risk is communication failures if you don't update your browsers, operating systems and devices with the latest security and software updates. Likewise, older devices and software environments that can NOT be updated will also run into trouble trying to communicate with additional internet systems that have removed TLS 1.0/1.1 support. Below is a list of some of these operating systems, browsers and environments:
- Windows Server version OLDER than 2008
- Android 4.3 and earlier
- Firefox version 5.0 and earlier
- Internet Explorer 8 - 10 on Windows 7 and earlier
- Internet Explorer 10 on Windows Phone 8
- Safari 6.0.4/OS X 10.8.4 and earlier
- Chrome 72 and earlier
This deprecation of encryption protocols, across various industries and by all technology companies, is just another example of why it’s critical for you to keep Maintenance and Support active and stay up-to-date on every piece of software you use. The internet is constantly changing. New threats and new vulnerabilities are found constantly. At Firehouse Solutions, a good amount of our time is spent staying on top of these threats, improving our products and introducing new ways to keep you and your users protected.