Set the WhatsUp Gold server platform to use FIPS cryptography

This procedure sets the underlying Microsoft server IIS and .NET connections to use FIPS validated cryptographic algorithms. IIS (Internet Information Server) handles communications with external web users. .NET connections handle communications with additional pollers (if used) and a secondary WhatsUp Gold failover server (if used).

Setting the WhatsUp Gold server platform to use FIPS cryptography means you must set any additional poller server system or secondary WhatsUp Gold failover server system to use FIPS cryptography as well. Web user browsers automatically use the correct cryptography.

To check for and enable use of FIPS cryptography:

  1. Log on to Windows as administrator.
  2. Click Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools.
  3. Expand Local Security Policy > Local Policies > Security Options.
  4. Scroll down to System cryptography: Use FIPS compliant algorithms for encryption, hashing, and signing.
  5. Double-click to select the Local Security Setting options, then select Enabled if it is not already enabled.

See Also

Security Guidelines

Security guidelines overview

Security best practices

Limiting access to the WhatsUp Gold Administration Console

Limiting Access to the WhatsUp Gold Tools and Utilities

Issuing User Rights and Device Access Rights conservatively

Monitoring WhatsUp Gold health and disk usage to prevent data loss

Using WhatsUp Gold password management