January 12, 2015

SSL Update for Customers Using Windows XP and 2003

Alt-N announces effective date of the new SHA-2 SSL certificate on Alt-N servers.

Grapevine, Texas (USA) – January 12, 2015 - As a part of the industry wide initiative to migrate from SHA-1 to SHA-2 SSL certificates, Alt-N Technologies is taking proactive measures to further secure its software licensing system by replacing end-point and intermediate server certificates with SHA-2 SSL certificates.

Effective date of the new SHA-2 SSL certificate on Alt-N servers: January 20, 2015

TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION: Customers who are running Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP operating systems and have not implemented current updates from Microsoft could be impacted by this SSL certificate update.

POSSIBLE IMPACT: Non-current Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP operating systems could experience license activation or validation issues when attempting to communicate with Alt-N software licensing system(s).

RESOLUTION: In compliance with Microsoft Security bulletin MS13-095, published November 2013, server administrators should ensure proper updates are in place on all Windows Server 2003 and/or Window XP operating systems. The bulletin can reviewed here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2868626

The direct Microsoft download for Security update 2868626:

NOTE: Microsoft Server 2013 operating system that are receiving regular scheduled (or manual) Microsoft updates should have already received the KB2868626 update and will likely require no further attention. It is recommended, however, that administrators verify that the update has been applied.

Additional Information for Administrators: Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: support.microsoft.com/kb/968730

If you have any questions or need more information about MDaemon, please contact our dedicated customer service team at partners@helpdesk.altn.com.

About Alt-N Technologies

Alt-N Technologies develops affordable and secure messaging, collaboration, and security software designed for, and trusted by, small-to-medium businesses in over 90 countries and 25 languages worldwide. The company's flagship solutions, the MDaemon Messaging Server and SecurityGateway for Email Servers, include the latest email security technologies and require minimal support and administration to operate and maintain. The company uses a network of global distributors and resellers for the sales and support of its products.


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