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Ports needed by ePO 4.x and ePO 5.x for communication through a firewall
Technical Articles ID:  KB66797
Last Modified:  12/10/2014
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Environment

McAfee Agent (MA) 5.x, 4.x
McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) 5.x, 4.x

Summary

The following tables display the ports needed by ePO for communication through a firewall.

For the purpose of this article:

  • Bi-directional means that a connection can be initiated from either direction.
  • Inbound means the connection is initiated by a remote system.
  • Outbound means the connection can be initiated by the local system.

ePO 5.x and 4.6.x

Port Default Description Traffic direction
Agent-server communication port 80 TCP port that the ePO Server service uses to receive requests from agents. Inbound connection to the Agent Handler and the ePO server from the McAfee Agent.  Inbound connection to the ePO server from the remote Agent Handler.
Agent-server communication secure port (4.5 and later agents only)

Software Manager
443 TCP port that the ePO Server service uses to receive requests from agents and remote Agent Handlers.
TCP port that the ePO server's Software Manager uses to connect to McAfee.
Inbound connection to the Agent Handler and the ePO server from the McAfee Agent.  Inbound connection to the ePO server from the remote Agent Handler.
Agent wake-up communication port
SuperAgent repository port
8081 TCP port that agents use to receive agent wake-up requests from the ePO server or Agent Handler.
TCP port that the SuperAgents configured as repositories that are used to receive content from the ePO server during repository replication, and to serve content to client machines.
Inbound connection from the ePO server/Agent Handler to the McAfee Agent.
Inbound connection from client machines to SuperAgents configured as repositories.
Agent broadcast communication port 8082 UDP port that the SuperAgents use to forward messages from the ePO server/Agent Handler. Outbound connection from the SuperAgents to other McAfee Agents.
Console-to-application server communication port 8443 TCP port that the ePO Application Server service uses to allow web browser UI access. Inbound connection to the ePO server from the ePO console.
Client-to-server authenticated communication port 8444 TCP Port that the Agent Handler uses to communicate with the ePO server to get required information (such as LDAP servers). Outbound connection from remote Agent Handlers to the ePO server.
SQL server TCP port 1433 TCP port used to communicate with the SQL server. This port is specified or determined automatically during the setup process.  Outbound connection from the ePO server/Agent Handler to the SQL server.
SQL server UDP port 1434 UDP port used to request the TCP port that the SQL instance hosting the ePO database is using. Outbound connection from the ePO server/Agent Handler to the SQL server.
LDAP server port 389 TCP port used to retrieve LDAP information from Active Directory servers. Outbound connection from the ePO server/Agent Handler to an LDAP server.
SSL LDAP server port 636 TCP port used to retrieve LDAP information from Active Directory servers. Outbound connection from the ePO server/Agent Handler to an LDAP server.
SMB Windows domain controller port 445 TCP port used for ePO console login when authenticating Active Directory users. Outbound connection from the ePO server to the domain controller (Active Directory) server.



ePO (Ports/Traffic Quick Reference)

ePO Server

Default Port Protocol Traffic direction
80 TCP Inbound connection to the ePO server
389 TCP Outbound connection from the ePO server
443 TCP Inbound/outbound connection to/from the ePO server
445 SMB Outbound connection from the ePO server
636 TCP Outbound connection from the ePO server
1433 TCP Outbound connection from the ePO server
1434 UDP Outbound connection from the ePO server
8081 TCP Outbound connection from the ePO server
8443 TCP Inbound connection to the ePO server
8444 TCP Inbound connection to the ePO server


Remote Agent Handler(s)

Default Port Protocol Traffic direction
80 TCP Inbound/outbound connection to/from the Agent Handler 
389 TCP Outbound connection from the Agent Handler
443 TCP Inbound/outbound connection to/from the Agent Handler
636 TCP Outbound connection from the Agent Handler
1433 TCP Outbound connection from the Agent Handler
1434 UDP Outbound connection from the Agent Handler
8081 TCP Outbound connection from the Agent Handler
8443 TCP Outbound connection from the Agent Handler
8444 TCP Outbound connection from the Agent Handler


McAfee Agent

Default Port Protocol Traffic direction
80 TCP Outbound connection to the ePO server/Agent Handler
443 TCP Outbound connection to the ePO server/Agent Handler
8081 TCP Inbound connection from the ePO server/Agent Handler. If the agent is a SuperAgent repository, inbound connection from other McAfee Agents.
8082 UDP Inbound connection to Agents. Inbound/outbound connection from/to SuperAgents
8083 UDP Relay server discovery for version 4.8 agents


SQL Server

Default Port Protocol Traffic direction
1433 TCP Inbound connection from the ePO server/Agent Handler
1434 UDP Inbound connection from the ePO server/Agent Handler

McAfee Updates

Default Port Protocol Traffic direction
80 TCP Outbound from ePO server to http://update.nai.com
21 TCP Outbound from ePO server to ftp://ftp.nai.com

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