IBM Electronic Fix Distribution / IBM Fix Central systems will end support for unencrypted fix downloads
Many leaders of the internet industry – such as World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and Internet Architecture Board (IAB) – state that universal use of encryption is the way forward for the internet traffic.
Therefore web platforms should be designed to actively prefer secure communication so data is protected in transit and at rest.
Aligned with this industry direction, IBM IT Security Standards have been enforcing the use of encrypted communications.
Therefore IBM Electronic Fix Distribution (EFD) / IBM Electronic Customer Care (ECC) / IBM Fix Central systems will stop supporting unencrypted fix downloads on February 15, 2023 to improve user privacy and security and enforce compliance with IBM IT Security Standards. Shortly after that date, unencrypted fix download flows will NOT be allowed anymore.