Originally Posted by John Clark
Just tell them to close them all and then there's no chance of an attack. Honestly, I'm all for security but how much money does it cost a company when they've got to have all their IT people searching for hours on how to circumvent some crazy policy that prevents a legitimate application like BES from working. It makes no sense to me. *smfh*
/rant and going back to lurking only in the BES Admin corner. *flame suit on*
No need for the flame suit. You're spot on with this post.
Blocking outbound traffic on one port, for one machine, with a very legitimate task borders on paranoia to the point of lunacy.
Sounds to me like these network admins have a chip on their shoulder from some other "event" that happened in this company and now its payback time.
They're merely flexing their IT muscles and making themselves appear powerful in the process. In reality, this will bite them in the ass soon enough.