Any encryption based on the site secret should only be used once the secret phrase has been changed by using the utility.

The Global Console supports cleartext (Level 0), Diffie Helman-Advanced Encryption Standard (Level 1), and TLSv1.2 encrypted connections. This table lists the encryption level that is provided in FIPS 140 mode.

Table 1. Encryption for connections in FIPS mode
Encryption level Advantages Disadvantages
TLS v1.2 with FIPS 140 cryptography
  • Standards-based (TLS and FIPS 140 standard)
  • Compatible with FIPS 140-2 compliant cryptography
  • Incompatible with previous releases of the software
  • Slower than cleartext