Deprecated SSL protocol SSLv3 no longer supported

Many techblogs have reported that a big security hole named POODLE was found in SSL version 3. This protocol version has been deprecated for years in favor of TLS.

To keep our Hypernodes safe and care-free, we’ve decided to disable SSLv3 support.


The impact will be negligible:

  • only 1% of all clients across all Hypernodes still uses SSLv3;
  • of this 1%, about 70% is Pingdom. The Pingdom client will use TLS if SSLv3 is not available;
  • only very old clients like IE6 on Windows XP will fail.*

* IE6 on Windows XP also does not correctly handle SNI, so this client was never supported anyway.