October 2018’s free System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) giveaway is the TLS Dashboard. Get it here!
Why do you need this report? Keep reading below!
If you haven’t heard of Transport Layer Security (TLS) then you’re not alone. In a recent poll by our Chief Architect, over 70% of respondents didn’t know what TLS was nor had they applied the TLS software update.
The PCI Security Standards Council set June 30, 2018 as the deadline to implement a more secure encryption protocol, so web servers should all be upgraded to Transport Layer Security (TLS) version 1.2. The driving force behind this change is increased security of the HTTPS encryption between sites and the people who visit those sites.
Why should you care? If SCCM is upgraded to TLS 1.2, computers that are not configured properly won’t be able to communicate with the server or be able to use certain applications. If upgrading to TLS 1.2 is a priority in your organization, especially if you work in the financial or point of sale (POS) sectors, you need to pay attention.
Now that you know more about the importance of TLS, how do you audit each computer to ensure that TLS 1.2 is properly configured?
Solution: TLS Dashboard
This is where the TLS Dashboard comes into play. Once installed, the TLS Dashboard inventories all of the TLS and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) registry values found on each computer. SSL is the predecessor to TLS. The results in the dashboard will quickly show you a count of each protocol (TLS and SSL) setting.
There are four possible registry keys for each TLS and SSL protocol setting. They are:
Please review the Microsoft documentation for a complete description of each registry key. When you read the documentation you will see that there are actually three possible values for each registry key. They are:
- True – Green
- False – Red
- Not Defined (default) – Gray
In order to make it easier for you to review the results within each bar chart, we defined the colors of each value. Would you find it useful to have an audit of all TLS and SSL protocol settings in one report? Then get the TLS Dashboard NOW!