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Status Needs more information
Categories Security
Created by Guest
Created on Nov 20, 2023

Failed to authenticate with SFTP/FTPs, doesn't display any information of the source

Hi

currently, we have a policy to lock an account after 3 failed connections on SFTP or FTPs protocol.

In the communication session, it's possible to have the IP source when the authentication is successfull, but when the connection failed, the IP is not displayed (so difficult to blacklist).

This case occured several times and identifying the IP source is really difficult because we don't have it.

Regards

 

  • Guest
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    Feb 14, 2024

    Hi

    currently for SFTP, we don't use Secure Proxy.

    The connection arrive on a external Perimeter server and the account is declared in Sterling integrator accounts.

    The incoming flows for SI arrive from external and internal. So it's difficult to identify the IP source.

    Regards

  • Admin
    Mark Allen
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    Feb 14, 2024

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your ideas to IBM. I truly value our relationship with you and appreciate your willingness to share details about your experience, your recommendations and ideas.

    I need a little more information to understand your idea. Are you currently using Sterling Secure Proxy in your environment? SSP may provide this functionality if all authentication attempts are going though that system where it may be logged.


    I'm looking forward to your response. Once I can develop a clear picture of your request, I'll be able to let you know if we can add your idea to our future offering roadmap.