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SOLVE/Netmaster needs Secure Port for TCP/IP Link

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Article ID: 216052

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Products

SOLVE:Operations Automation SOLVE:Access Session Management NetMaster File Transfer Management NetMaster Network Management for TCP/IP NetMaster Network Automation NetMaster Network Management for SNA

Issue/Introduction

We've got open unsecure port complaint in security audit. Reviewing shows that the inbound connection port is assigned to Solve Operations in socket definitions.

 *- SOCKETS - TCP/IP Sockets Interface ----------------------------------------*
 |                                                                             |
 | TCP/IP Software Type ........ IBM       (IBM, IBMV6, TCPACCES or NONE)      |
 |                                                                             |
| Inbound Connections Port .... 2636     (NONE, 257 to 65535)                |
 |                                                                             |
 | Retry Interval .............. 00.01     (Blank or time as hh.mm)            |
 |                                                                             |
 *-----------------------------------------------------------------------------*

Is it possible to secure this connection or to restrict the access to whitelist defined addresses?

Environment

Any SOLVE / Netmaster product in which the SOCKETS parameter group is active.

Resolution

The SOLVE / NetMaster prodocts do not supply in-product support for securing ports defined in the customizer (/PARMS).  
The products do support IBM's AT-TLS and this is the recommended method for those who require sockets.