Switches use SSLv3 and TLSv1.0, TLS v1.1, TLS v1.2 to provide secure web access.
  • Switches use SSL/TLS for all secure web transactions, and all references to SSL mean using one of these algorithms unless otherwise noted.

  • Switches use RSA public-key algorithms and Diffie-Hellman, and all references to a key mean keys generated using these algorithms unless otherwise noted.

  • SSL provides all the web functions but, unlike standard web access, SSL provides encrypted, authenticated transactions. The authentication type includes server certificate authentication with user password authentication.

  • The certificate key pair is not be confused with the SSH key. The certificate key and the SSH key are independent of each other.


When the switch is in enhanced secure mode, the SSL server does not allow protocol versions lower than TLS 1.0. For more information, see Secure mode(FIPS).