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Syspeace Windows Server 2003 Support Policy

The current major release of Syspeace (2.x) will continue to be supported on Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2003 R2. We may introduce major new releases of Syspeace that will not run or be supported on Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2003 R2.

Microsoft’s extended support for Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2003 R2 ended on July 14, 2015. Our recommendation is that you, if possible, run a version of Windows Server currently supported by Microsoft and install all critical security fixes.

New resellers in Australia and Germany

Your IT Business Consultants are the newest of our seven resellers.

Your IT Business Consultants Pty Ltd will provide Syspeace licenses in Australia.

See all of our resellers, or read about becoming a reseller yourself.

Syspeace, SHA-2 certificates and Windows Server 2003

Recently, the SSL certificate used for syspeace.com, the Syspeace Licenses site as well as backend Syspeace services was reissued with a signature using the SHA-2 hash algorithm.

The SHA-2 hash algorithm replaces the earlier, deprecated SHA-1 and moving forward is recommended by the CA Security Council.

However, some users on Windows Server 2003 have seen issues using the new certificates, due to Windows Server 2003 as shipped not being able to work with SHA-2 certificates. For this reason, we are reissuing our SSL certificate, now again using the SHA-1 hash algorithm.

We intend to once again move to SHA-2 when it is feasible to do so.

New reseller: RECiPHER Group Australia

Syspeace welcomes its newest reseller: RECiPHER Group Australia.

RECiPHER Group caters to Australia and New Zealand with regional presence and pricing. RECiPHER Group is the first Syspeace reseller in the southern hemisphere.

RECiPHER Group joins four existing Syspeace resellers. For more information about Syspeace resellers and becoming a Syspeace reseller, see the Syspeace Reseller site.

Syspeace 2.5.0 released

Syspeace 2.5.0 introduces the new Detector Provider API for developing “detectors” that plug into Syspeace and can listen for login attempts in additional places. For more information, see the Syspeace Detector SDK.

Alongside Syspeace 2.5.0, the Syspeace reseller model has been improved for both customers and resellers.

Syspeace 2.5.0 also includes new functionality to export and import settings to cut down on configuration time and the ability to put Syspeace in a “dry run” mode by temporarily disabling blocking (useful for diagnostics or what-if scenarios).