MaxxCloud Safe from OpenSSL Heartbleed Vulnerability

Bohemia, NY — April 11, 2014 — The so-called “Heartbleed bug” is caused by a flaw in OpenSSL software, which is commonly used on the Internet to provide security and privacy. The bug is affecting many global IT systems in both private and public sector organizations and has the potential to expose private data.

Alex Johnson, VP of Development at MaxxVault assures MaxxCloud customers: “We are OK.  Microsoft is saying that it won’t affect IIS, which is what both old and new MaxxCloud deployments use.”

The following is a statement from Microsoft: “We also want to assure our customers that default configurations of Windows do not include OpenSSL, and are not impacted by this vulnerability. Windows comes with its own encryption component called Secure Channel (a.k.a. SChannel), which is not susceptible to the Heartbleed vulnerability.”