HTTPS Support

The MCP integration protocol applies the industry standard communication protocol (HTTP/HTTPS). HTTP/HTTPS has several advantages over TMI:

  • A large majority of people in IT are familiar with HTTP/HTTPS, which makes it easier to identify communication issues and find solutions those issues

  • For most enterprise environments, there is no need to open extra ports in the firewall to allow packets to pass

  • Existing security mechanisms built for HTTP/HTTPS, such as SSL/TLS and HTTP digest authentication, can be used

Using MCP, Control Manager has three security levels:

  • Normal security: Control Manager uses HTTP for communication

  • Medium security: Control Manager uses HTTPS for communication if HTTPS is supported and HTTP if HTTPS is not supported

  • High security: Control Manager uses HTTPS for communication