How To Throttle Logins Across All Mail Services (SMTP, POP, IMAP, web/Convergence) To Prevent Brute Force Attacks (Doc ID 2151677.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 19, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Communications Messaging Server - Version 7.0.5 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

Is there a way to throttle login attempts to the mail system to prevent brute force attacks? This mechanism would need to work with all mail services (SMTP, POP, IMAP, web/Convergence). Ideally, we would want to throttle logins by IP address and username. Does such a facility exist? Can this be accomplished through the use of Metermaid?
 

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