01283 500255 enquiries@sfl.co.uk

WHAT’S NEW THIS ISSUE:

  • Christmas & New Year Opening Hours 2016
  • Security Update to the SFTP Server
  • DEX 24.0
  • DEX 24.1
  • Statistics
  • LinkedIn

Christmas & New Year Opening Hours

Please see the below table for our opening hours during the Christmas and New Year period:

Date Helpdesk Simulator and SimGUI
Friday 23rd December Normal business hours – 8.30am to 5.30pm 5.30am to 8.30pm
Monday 26th December Closed Closed
Tuesday 27th December Closed Closed
Wednesday 28th December Opening hours – 9.00am to 5.00pm 5.30am to 8.30pm
Thursday 29th December Opening hours – 9.00am to 5.00pm 5.30am to 8.30pm
Friday 30th December Opening hours – 9.00am to 5.00pm 5.30am to 8.30pm
Monday 2nd January Closed Closed
Tuesday 3rd January Normal business hours – 8.30am to 5.30pm 5.30am to 8.30pm

We would like to wish all our clients a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

Security Update to the SFTP Server

A recent security audit revealed that our file transfer servers support some weak SSH authentication methods.  Although our servers are restricted to known customers, we thought it was prudent to update them to remove this potential vulnerability as security is of paramount importance to us.

Unfortunately, some older versions of our gateway have reported problems connecting to the new configuration and generate the error “crypto algorithm could not be negotiated” within the gateway process history.

If you are affected by this error message your application will require updating.

If so please contact support@sfl.co.uk.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused you.

DEX 24.0

DEX 24.0 went live in CREST on Monday, 21st November 2016.

The changes are available in the Simulator for testing.

DEX 24.1

CREST has announced new system enhancements in the release of DEX 24.1 in March 2017. The changes will be made available to test in the Simulator in January 2017.

For further information see the below link:

https://my.euroclear.com/dam/EUI/datadictionary/2016-TN-nn_CREST_system_enhancements_March_2017.pdf

Further Information
Should you require any further information on any of the above please contact us at: support@sfl.co.uk

Statistics

  • We processed over 12.3 million messages from January to the end of November this year.
  • This resulted in over 101 million response messages being sent
  • The greatest number of messages processed in one day was over 220,000.
  • We had an average of 487,000 messages in and out each day.
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