Java 8 Update 31 disables SSLv3 support as default. Due to the disabled SSLv3, Blancco Erasure clients are not able to communicate with Management Console 3 anymore.

If Java 8 update 31 has been installed, the SSLv3 has to be enabled manually:

  1. Go to Java installation folder.
  2. Open {JRE_HOME}\lib\security\ -file in text editor.
  3. Go to the last line.
  4. Delete or comment out the following line "jdk.tls.disabledAlgorithms=SSLv3".
  5. Restart the MC service or reboot the server.

The issue also occurs in Linux environments (Openjdk The solution is similar: Remove the last line: "jdk.tls.disabledAlgorithms=SSLv3".