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For Immediate Release

SNMP Research Announces General Availability for SHA‑2

Knoxville, TN, August 12, 2020—SNMP Research is pleased to announce General Availability of SHA‑2 in all SNMP Research products on all platforms where it can be supported.

The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) deprecated SHA-1 in 2011 and disallowed its use for digital signatures at the end of 2013. In 2017, Google demonstrated a successful attack on the SHA-1 hash algorithm by creating two files that hash to the same value. While NIST has not addressed the use of SHA-1 for SNMP authentication, we encourage our customers to migrate to SHA‑2.

SNMP Research recommends the use of SNMPv3 and SHA‑2 for all SNMP communications. This requires that both the SNMP manager and SNMP agent support SNMPv3 with SHA‑2.

SNMP Research.s implementation of SHA‑2 is based on RFC 7860, the relevant standards document. We support all of the following authentication protocols, among others:

About SNMP Research

SNMP Research creates, licenses, and supports software for the management of computer networks, systems, applications, and services. SNMP Research's objective is to help companies deploy standards-based management with shorter time-to-market, lower costs, better fidelity to standards, and interoperability with less risk. SNMP Research provides innovative solutions for extensible agent, manager station, and mid-level manager implementations based on SNMPv1, SNMPv2c, SNMPv3, HTTP, XML, and other protocols. The company's end-user software provides wizards and policy-based configuration to ease network administration. SNMP Research provides products and services worldwide to end-users, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM), value-added resellers, and embedded systems suppliers.


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