Default TCP Port

This metric checks whether your SQL Server installation is using the default TCP port, which is a known security risk.

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This metric checks whether your SQL Server installation is using the default TCP port.
It’s widely known that SQL Server 2005 and 2008 listen on TCP port 1433. Keeping this default gives hackers a potential way of attacking your server.

This alert is raised when you are using the default port of 1433 which is a known security risk. You should consider modifying the port to a non-standard, non-default port in order to thoroughly secure your systems.

For information on how to change the TCP a server listens on, see MSDN.

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Metric definition

Name

Default TCP Port

Description

This metric checks whether your SQL Server installation is using the default TCP port. It’s widely known that SQL Server 2005 and 2008 listen on TCP port 1433. Keeping this default gives hackers a potential way of attacking your server. For information on how to change the TCP a server listens on, see MSDN http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-GB/library/ms177440(v=sql.90).aspx.

The T-SQL query that will collect data

Instances to collect from

Select all

Databases to collect from

master

Collection frequency

86400

Use collected or calculated values

Leave the Use a calculated rate of change between collections check box unchecked

Metric collection

Enabled

Alert definition

Alert name

Default TCP Port Alert

Description

This alert is raised when you are using the default port of 1433, which is a known security risk.

Raise an alert when the metric value goes

Above the defined threshholds

Default threshold values

High:0
Medium:
Low:

Raise an alert when the threshold is passed for

1 collection

Alert is

Enabled