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Increasing the PolicyServer security

    • Updated:
    • 30 Jan 2015
    • Product/Version:
    • Endpoint Encryption 3.1 PolicyServer
    • Endpoint Encryption 5.0
    • Platform:
    • Windows 2003 Enterprise
    • Windows 2003 Enterprise 64-bit
    • Windows 2003 Standard
    • Windows 2003 Standard 64-bit
    • Windows 2008 Enterprise
    • Windows 2008 Enterprise 64-bit
    • Windows 2008 Server R2
    • Windows 2008 Standard
    • Windows 2008 Standard 64-bit
    • Windows 8 32-bit
    • Windows 8 64-bit
    • Windows Vista 32-bit
    • Windows Vista 64-bit
    • Windows XP SP3 32-bit
Summary

Learn how to ensure the highest security in PolicyServer.

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Requirements for the environment where the PolicyServer should be installed:

  • All administrators must be trusted and must not maliciously attempt to circumvent the security of the system.
  • All administrators must be competent and well trained.
  • The server should be located in a physically-secured room.
  • The server should be hardened or secured.

To achieve the highest security for PolicyServer, implement the following:

ServiceFunctionPortsAdditional Notes
World Wide WebCommunicates to Endpoint Encryption clients and exchange Audit Policy data.TCP: 80Ensure that the IIS server is properly configured. .NET servers must also be enabled.
EmailSends alerts from the PolicyServer.TCP: 25Ensure that the email server is properly configured.SQL
SQLTransfers SQL requests for Audit Policy data.TCP: 1433 and UDP: 1434Fixed port configuration must be used.
  • The ports listed above are for the default configuration.
  • All unused services or ports should be disabled to prevent unauthorized access.
  • The SQL Server should be hardened and secured.
  • The server and SQL server should be backed up.
  • The PolicyServer and all clients should be synchronized to a single time server.
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Category:
Configure; Troubleshoot; Deploy; Install; Upgrade
Solution Id:
1059694
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