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Fix Security risk for public maps



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Enhance Security for public maps (Fix Security risk for public maps)

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Most large organizations have some kind of NOC (display screens) for monitoring purposes. Within these NOCs they have PRTG MAPS displaying sensors and data for critical infrastructure. MAPS displayed within these NOCs (on a private corporate network) are set public access - Reason being we do not want to authenticate daily to view the map. Setting MAPS to public access results in a huge security risk if the organization also uses the PRTG mobile app.

In order to use the mobile app, one needs to open port 443 on the corporate firewall. Opening port 443 to your PRTG server exposes all your "public access" maps directly onto the internet for the whole world to see. Yes, the public URL makes use of a secret key which is difficult to guess, but the problem remains that the map can be accessed from the internet without authentication (if the URL is known).

My request is simple (yet difficult to achieve - I know).

Acceptance criteria

Option1: Please assign two different port numbers for Web services (eg 443) and another port number to the mobile app (eg 444). This way we can allow 444 through the corporate firewall and block 443 (web services) which will protect our public maps from being accessible on the internet.

Option2: Assign a custom port number to public maps.



firewall port security

Created on Jan 30, 2023 7:37:56 AM

Last change on Feb 2, 2023 8:39:04 AM by  Himanshu Bhatt [Paessler Support]


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