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KB43656 - PCS/PPS appliance is regularly sending Internet traffic from its internal port to IP over port 443

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Last Modified Date3/2/2018 6:35 PM
This article provides details about the Automatic Version Monitoring feature and the type of data it sends to Pulse Secure from its internal port to host IP over port 443.

Problem or Goal
The Automatic Version Monitoring feature of the PCS/PPS appliances will regularly send traffic out its internal port to IP address  This traffic is sent securely over port 443.
This feature is used by Pulse Secure for gathering telemetry data for product improvement and statistics.

The feature can be enabled/disabled by going to Troubleshooting > Maintenance > Options:

Setting of Auto Version Monitoring 
When enabled, the device sends the following data to Pulse Secure:  
  • Machine identifier
  • Information describing current software running on the device, including:
    • Software build number and build name.
    • An MD5 hash of the license settings.
    • An MD5 has of the internal interface IP address.
    • If this node is in a cluster, the number of nodes within that cluster.
    • Current state of the node.
    • Cluster type (Active/Active, Active/Passive0).
    • Total number of unique subnets on the cluster nodes.
    • Version of Pulse Secure client.
    • Version of ESAP.
    • Cluster log synchronization  status.
    • Number of Infranet Enforces configured (Policy Secure only.)
    • Number of Radius vendors configured (Policy Secure only.)
  • Total number of concurrent users on the device.
  • Number of Network Connect and Pulse tunnels.
It is strongly recommended that this service remained enabled.

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Created ByFelipe Acusa



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