reg opening ports and their risk, dell kace

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Hi All,

im new to this forum, we are use dell kace deployment tool in our company, its alternative to sccm, most of them may know.

client machines  uses port 52230 to communicate with server , so far agent updates happen only in office network, we are planning to make kace agents communicate even if users are connected to home/public networks. I just want to know whats the risk in opening ports and opening dell kace port 52230  and making it accessible from public networks?
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Hi All,

im new to this forum, we are use dell kace deployment tool in our company, its alternative to sccm, most of them may know.

client machines  uses port 52230 to communicate with server , so far agent updates happen only in office network, we are planning to make kace agents communicate even if users are connected to home/public networks. I just want to know whats the risk in opening ports and opening dell kace port 52230  and making it accessible from public networks
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Little or none.. as only the kace application uses that port

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opening kace port  would there be a risk? im not sure how hacking done over ports.. how vulnerable is opening this 52230 to public ?? how can someone use this 52230 port gain access to computer and make it vulnerable?
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if you assign the port to only the kace application. then no other application can use that port so they'd have to find a vulnerability in KACE that they could exploit to gain elevated privileges.  this is different than just opening the port for unrestricted access.

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Thanks Mr.David Johnson,for your reply.
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