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Manage Anywhere: access control

4 posts in General Discussion Last posting was on 2004-09-08 13:43:31.0Z
Soon Posted on 2004-06-07 16:47:29.0Z
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Can I use Manage Anywhere to control and block agents from
accessing the command server if we discovered that these
devices are lost?


Raymond Kwong Posted on 2004-06-08 10:37:48.0Z
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No. Not blocking access. Aside from receiving packages the Command Server,
there are no compelling reasons why one should be worried about access
(unless you are sending packages telling users to do some restricted access
work). I would suggest you worry more about any sensitive data residing on
the device that users will see.

1. Pending jobs and packages can be cancelled

2. A "poison pill" hard reset package (which IS what the majority of the
users in the market want) can be sent so that in the event the device
connects to the server, it will grab the package, and wipes off all data on
it.

<Soon> wrote in message news:40c49c75.7fe.1681692777@sybase.com...
> Can I use Manage Anywhere to control and block agents from
> accessing the command server if we discovered that these
> devices are lost?


Soon Posted on 2004-06-15 04:31:46.0Z
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How can we know that the agent is from an authorized machine
and not from a hacker?

> No. Not blocking access. Aside from receiving packages the
> Command Server, there are no compelling reasons why one
> should be worried about access (unless you are sending
> packages telling users to do some restricted access work).
> I would suggest you worry more about any sensitive data
> residing on the device that users will see.
>
> 1. Pending jobs and packages can be cancelled
>
> 2. A "poison pill" hard reset package (which IS what the
> majority of the users in the market want) can be sent so
> that in the event the device connects to the server, it
> will grab the package, and wipes off all data on it.
>
>
> <Soon> wrote in message
> > news:40c49c75.7fe.1681692777@sybase.com... Can I use
> > Manage Anywhere to control and block agents from
> > accessing the command server if we discovered that these
> devices are lost?
>
>


Raymond Kwong Posted on 2004-09-08 13:43:31.0Z
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First let me be very clear about this: devices running the agent connecting
to your server means that they're letting others to access their device, not
the other way around. Hacking is not a concern here, since the "intruder"
you have in mind actually would end up having the device monitored.

If that's a concern for you still: There are features such as SSL and HTTPS
in Manage Anywhere. In addition to that, I expect users of products like
this (IT system admins) to have enough skills to secure their Command
Servers (IPSec, IIS lockdowns)

<Soon> wrote in message news:40ce7c1d.79ab.1681692777@sybase.com...
> How can we know that the agent is from an authorized machine
> and not from a hacker?
>
> > No. Not blocking access. Aside from receiving packages the
> > Command Server, there are no compelling reasons why one
> > should be worried about access (unless you are sending
> > packages telling users to do some restricted access work).
> > I would suggest you worry more about any sensitive data
> > residing on the device that users will see.
> >
> > 1. Pending jobs and packages can be cancelled
> >
> > 2. A "poison pill" hard reset package (which IS what the
> > majority of the users in the market want) can be sent so
> > that in the event the device connects to the server, it
> > will grab the package, and wipes off all data on it.
> >
> >
> > <Soon> wrote in message
> > > news:40c49c75.7fe.1681692777@sybase.com... Can I use
> > > Manage Anywhere to control and block agents from
> > > accessing the command server if we discovered that these
> > devices are lost?
> >
> >