Connections required by ACL Analytics

ACL Analytics requires an Internet connection in order to perform the following functions:

Note

If your organization uses a proxy server, a firewall, or any other network security measure that prevents ACL Analytics from connecting to the Internet, you will need to work with your IT department to configure Internet access. ACL software does not circumvent network security.

The specific connections required by the various executable files within ACL Analytics are summarized below.

Application name

(executable file)

Required connection

Reason(s) for the connection

ACL Analytics

(ACLWin.exe)

https://*.aclgrc.com, port 443

  • Initial activation of ACL Analytics

  • Ongoing software subscription validation

  • Sharing results with ACL GRC (Results Manager)

The Analysis App window

(ACLscript.exe)

https://*.aclgrc.com, port 443

  • Ongoing software subscription validation (if ACLWin.exe is not used)

  • Sharing results with ACL GRC (Results Manager)

The Analysis App window

(aclx.exe)

https://*.aclgrc.com, port 443

localhost (dynamic ports)

  • Application-level communication between ACL software components

  • Sharing results with ACL GRC (Results Manager)

Software update notification

(AclUpdate.exe)

https://*.aclgrc.com, port 443

  • Automatic notification of software updates

(ACL-service.exe)

localhost (dynamic ports)

  • Application-level communication between ACL software components

Internet Explorer

(Iexplore.exe)

https://*.aclgrc.com, port 443

  • Initial activation of ACL Analytics



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