Like it or not, business must swallow TLS deprecation medicine

Now the big four browser developers have finally announced the deprecation of TLS protocol v1.0 and v1.1, will business cope?

Google has said it will deprecate the protocol versions from January 2020 when Chrome 72 is slated to start rolling out. Mozilla with Firefox and Apple with Safari have a deprecation date of March 2020 and Microsoft states both Edge and IE will disable the protocols in the ‘first half’ of 2020. When you look at the number of HTTPS connections using TLSv1.0 and TLSv1.1 being reported by the browser developers though, only Firefox manages to break one percent (1.2 percent to be precise). Edge sits at 0.72 percent, Chrome 0.5 percent and Safari just 0.36 percent. So will this really be a browser headache for business, and if so should the enterprise happily swallow the security medicine even if it has a sour taste?

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