2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 13, 2013 8:28 AM by mdriskell

    Is  WMI Protocol dangerous?

    Umit KARTAL

      Hello

       

      We have  200.000 endpoints  and 500 DC (Domain Controller) with per DC about 400 users) . Our security department dont  want give permission  because they think that WMI force our  DCsystems .

       

      So we want to know is there  any method without WMI .   Please help us

        • Re: Is  WMI Protocol dangerous?
          deverts

          Umit,

           

          As a network and security engineer, I completely understand your team's concern.  However, WMI is no less insecure than SNMP.  Both offer protection against unauthorized access if configured correctly, and both are needed for Orion to pull information from a windows server for the "complete picture."  SNMP is good for standard MIB2 data (CPU, Memory, Interfaces, etc.) and WMI is better for application data (DC services, etc.).

           

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            • Re: Is  WMI Protocol dangerous?
              mdriskell

              I would state that WMI is more secure...It requires username/password to access whereas only SNMPv3 requires credentials.  SNMP is limited as well as deverts stated only pulling in basic information.  Now that being said I believe there is more work to do from an overhead perspective by SolarWinds if WMI is used for all nodes.