TRF Announcements

Posted: April 21, 2015

TRAQS Web Services to Migrate from Secure Socket Layer (SSL) 3.0 Protocol

Effective Monday, April 27, 2015, the FINRA TRAQS secure website and TRACE, ADF and ORF Web API reference data files will no longer be accessible using the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) 3.0 protocol. The elimination of SSL 3.0 is due to identified security risks inherent with the protocol.

As of April 27, 2015, FINRA will disable the SSL 3.0 protocol and firms using that protocol will not be able to establish connectivity to FINRA’s secure Web servers. In order to continue to gain access to TRAQS and to the FINRA API reference data, firms are required to migrate to a more secure protocol such as Transport Layer Security (TLS) versions 1.0, 1.1 or 1.2.

Please contact FINRA Product Management with any questions regarding this notice.


Posted: April 20, 2015

NTF Unavailable April 21, 2015

The FINRA test facility (NTF) will be unavailable for testing all FINRA Multi Product Platform (MPP) facilities on Tuesday, April 21, 2015. This will affect FINRA's Trade Reporting and Compliance Engine (TRACE), Trade Reporting Facility (TRF) and OTC Reporting Facility (ORF). Trade report testing via CTCI, FIX, and the TRAQS Web application, API downloads and vendor feed dissemination from the test region will be affected during this time.

FINRA needs to continue to update the test facility software process which was started on April 20. The FINRA production environment will not be affected during this time. The test facility will be available on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, for all FINRA MPP facilities.

Questions

Please direct questions concerning this notice via email to FINRA Product Management or call (866) 899-2107.


Posted: April 17, 2015

NTF Unavailable April 20, 2015

The FINRA test facility (NTF) will be unavailable for testing all FINRA Multi Product Platform (MPP) facilities on Monday, April 20, 2015. This will affect FINRA's Trade Reporting and Compliance Engine (TRACE), Alternative Display Facility (ADF), Trade Reporting Facility (TRF) and OTC Reporting Facility (ORF). Trade report testing via CTCI, FIX, and the TRAQS Web application, API downloads and vendor feed dissemination from the test region will be affected during this time.

FINRA will update the test facility software while it is unavailable to users. The FINRA production environment will not be affected during this time. The test facility will be available again on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, for all FINRA MPP facilities.

Questions

Please direct questions concerning this notice via email to FINRA Product Management or call (866) 899-2107.


Posted: March 27, 2015

Holiday Reminder Regarding TRF Market Data

In observance of Good Friday, the TRF Systems will be closed on Friday, April 3, 2015. As stated in the data feed interface specifications, FINRA may send out unmarked test data via its data feeds on market holidays. Direct data feed subscribers, including recipients of TRF data, should take the necessary precautions to prevent data corruption. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Please contact FINRA Operations at (866) 776-0800 if you have any questions.


Posted: December 11, 2014

FINRA Test Facility Unavailable December 11 After 4 PM

The FINRA test facility (NTF) will be unavailable for testing all FINRA Multi Product Platform (MPP) facilities, on Thursday, December 11, 2014, at approximately 4 p.m. Eastern Time. This will affect FINRA's Trade Reporting and Compliance Engine (TRACE), Alternative Display Facility (ADF), Trade Reporting Facility (TRF), and OTC Reporting Facility (ORF). Trade report testing via CTCI, FIX, and the TRAQS Web application, API downloads, and vendor feed dissemination from the test region will be affected during this time.

FINRA will be performing system maintenance while it is unavailable to users. The FINRA production environment will not be affected during this time. The test facility will be available again on Friday, December 12, 2014, for all FINRA MPP facilities.

Questions

Please direct questions concerning this notice via email to FINRA Product Management or call (866) 899-2107.