The internet is a marvelous medium and open to everyone and everything. Wonderful, but also for parties with malicious intentions. If the data traffic is sent over the internet unencrypted, they can easily intercept it and obtain login credentials. Then these parties can gain direct access to the data. That is why it is very important to see to tightening the security.
Reliable security is our top priority. That is why we will soon be discontinuing services which pass over the internet and over the local network unencrypted, like as POP, IMAP and HTTP traffic. We will also phase out methods with weak encryption, such as PPTP-VPN.
Support for unencrypted POP and IMAP will stop on April 1st, 2018
The first item on the list to improve security is to discontinue support of unencrypted POP and IMAP. Fortunately, there are not many customers who still have these services active, and in most cases this is just a legacy setting. It is also possible that legacy equipment or applications use these services. Those will have to be configured differently or replaced with modern versions. If you are uncertain whether this impacts your environment, please contact your 1A partner.
Overview discontinuation of unencrypted services
For a number of unencrypted services an encrypted version is available for tightening the security. This requires a valid certificate on the server. The Kopano Outlook Connector has not been officially supported for nearly two years. Once this service is blocked, the WebApp can still be used. For PPTP-VPN two good alternatives are available.
|per date:||support ends of:||alternative:|
|01-04-2018||POP and IMAP (unencrypted)||POPs and IMAPs (encrypted)|
|01-06-2018||Phonetool (unencrypted)||Phonetool (encrypted)|
|01-05-2018||Kopano Outlook Connector (unencrypted)||Kopano WebApp and/or DeskApp|
|01-07-2018||PPTP-VPN||IPsec or OpenVPN|
If you have any questions or wishes regarding these changes, please contact your 1A partner.
Hanc de Bokx
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