Overview: Configuring Security Services

Security services for Management & Control Services (MCS) provides MCS with a secure port that implements Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) 3.0 security and Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0 support. Using security services, MCS can support both secured and unsecured connections, depending on the encryption settings you specify.

SSL can provide secured connections between MCS and client computers. These connections are used when users access the MCS console with an HTTPS connection to display the MCS console.

Note To establish a TLS connection, the TLS 1.0 option must be enabled in the Web browser on the client computer.

Security Services Features

Security services provides the following features:

For hosts that do not support SSL, you can use security services to provide SSL connections to clients outside of your firewall. For example, you can use security services to pass secured host traffic to clients over the Internet, and forward the traffic unencrypted to the hosts inside the firewall. It can also be used to filter client requests, allowing access only to authorized hosts.

Alternatively, you can configure a client for a direct connection to a host, either secured or unsecured, depending on your host's security support. A configuration or presentation can be downloaded from MCS, after which MCS is bypassed and all client communications are directly with the host.

Related Topics
Bullet Setting Up Centralized Management, Overview
Bullet Configuring Security Services
Bullet Authenticating MCS Users
Bullet SSL Certificates