Force file transfers to use Wildfire as a Proxy

Is there a way to force Spark to use Wildfire as a proxy for file transfers? We are trying to prevent users from transfering files outside of the company’'s firewall by blocking port 7777 but all file transfers are using the XMPP port (5222) instead…

Are there workarounds?

Thanks,

Erasmus

In the Wildfire server set:

xmpp.proxy.enabled = true

xmpp.proxy.externalip = FQDN of server

xmpp.proxy.port = port # (7777)

There is no way currently to force Spark to use a particular File Transfer method.

Thanks,

Alex

Is there a way to disable all Spark file transfers then? If not is there a way to do the same by setting firewall rules? Do the file transfer packets have anything specific in them?

Finally, how hard would it be to modify Spark to disable file transfers or force it to use a proxy?

Thanks

Erasmus

If you control the client, in this case Spark, yes you can modify it to remove the file transfer functionality. Also, the disabling of file transfers comes as part of WIldfire enterprise.

Thanks,

Alex

How does Wildfire Enterprise enforce the file transfer restrictions? My understanding is that Spark decides on its own which way to transfer files…

What are the other advantages of Wildfire Enterprise and how is it priced?

Erasmus

Hi,

I assume that Wildfire filters the packets which are used to initiate a file transfer. That’'s pretty easy and effective.

LG