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Possible to disable packet capture at the hardware level?

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Possible to disable packet capture at the hardware level?

Call me paranoid but I dont like the fact that a packet capture can be run if someone got access to my meraki dashboard.  I use 2 factor but that doesnt protect against a possible security flaw someone exploits in the dashboard itself at some point.

 

Is it possible to disable packet capture in the hardware firmware so that no matter what a packet capture cant be done from the cloud dashboard?  I like everything else about the cloud management, its just this feature that makes me wary.

 

Thanks

 

 

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Re: Possible to disable packet capture at the hardware level?

No, it can not be disabled.

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Re: Possible to disable packet capture at the hardware level?

This can't be done. This does defeat the purpose of cloud management IMO.  However, I'd recommend making a wish via dashboard, allowing someone to disable the packet capture from the local status page of a device could a good addition IMO.

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Re: Possible to disable packet capture at the hardware level?


@WANKiller wrote:

This can't be done. This does defeat the purpose of cloud management IMO.  However, I'd recommend making a wish via dashboard, allowing someone to disable the packet capture from the local status page of a device could a good addition IMO.


There is a lot more you can do regarding cloud management in addition to packet capture though.  Its quite an awesome feature, I have yet to use it but its nice that its there if I do.  However for more secure installations it would be nice to be able to shut it off at the hardware level.

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Re: Possible to disable packet capture at the hardware level?

Thanks for this suggestion, and you'll be pleased to know there is a feature request in the system already for this ability.  It is a good/valid request and you can expect it to come in time, but ETA is unknown.  The best suggestion is to keep making the wishes (best to make the wish while you're actually on the packet capture page in Dashboard so it gets properly categorized) and keep the feedback coming through your Meraki or Meraki Partner sales teams so they can also help prioritize.

 

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