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Technical resources and implementation notes addressing security when using the FIX Protocol.
The documents provided below have been reviewed or produced by the Global Technical Committee’s Information Security Subcommittee.
FIXS Stunnel User Guide for FIX Applications 133.14 KB 1520 downloads August 18, 2017FIX-over-TLS (FIXS) Stunnel User Guide for FIX Applications - this guide is intended to allow anyone to get started with FIXS, whilst the FIXS specification is applicable to all TLS implementations. Updated:...
PGP-DES_MD5 and PEM-DES-MD5 Overview 25.50 KB 446 downloads February 17, 1996This application note addresses Authentication, Confidentiality and Integrity for data transmitted between two parties. It describes the protocol for Key Exchange, Data Encryption of selected fields in...
Stunnel Universal SSL Wrapper
Stunnel is a program that allows you to encrypt arbitrary TCP connections inside SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) available on both Unix and Windows. Stunnel can be used to securely wrap unencrpyted FIX traffic. The Stunnel source code is not a complete product — you still require a functioning SSL library such as OpenSSL or SSLeay in order to compile stunnel. This means that stunnel can support whatever (and only) that which your SSL library can, without making any changes in the Stunnel code. The Stunnel source code is available under the GNU General Public License.
Information Security Presentations
Encryption Working Group Presentation - July 24, 2000 768.50 KB 324 downloads July 24, 2000This document has been revised to correct errors in the presentation and add additional information relating to CA infrastructure addressed at the meeting. ...
The following document describes the the proper way to conduct a multicast session for market data distribution using FIX message formats
Time Precision Technical Addendum 580.93 KB 3620 downloads February 24, 2017Time Precision Technical Addendum. This Technical Addendum addresses the time precision granularity by extending the FIX data type for timestamps to picoseconds. The Technical Addendum is applicable...
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