Many companies and organizations are turning to the world of online business so as to improve their outreach and engage more customers. One of the main reasons why conducting business online is so popular is because it is so convenient and easy to manage. However, in the world of online transactions and business hackers and malware pose a very real and credible threat. That is why it is very important to update the security on your system and make sure your firewall and antivirus software are running smoothly. You should also be on the lookout for any compatibility issues between your security software and the other applications or programs installed on your computer. Sometimes essential business applications and software, such as Reckon, are mistakenly classified as threats and may be blocked by your firewall or antivirus software. This article will show you how you can configure your firewall and antivirus settings so that it can work with Reckon without any problem. If you find that the steps mentioned are too technical you can also call the Reckon contact number and speak to a trained software expert in order to clarify any lingering doubts you may have.
Manually Configuring the Firewall and Antivirus settings
Almost all firewall applications and antivirus software allow you to manually configure the settings so that specific programs, like Reckon, can run without interruption. However, you need to know the correct port number for the edition of Reckon Accounts you are currently using. You can refer to the relevant port number given below in order to configure your settings:
- Accounts Business 2019 uses Port 10182
- Accounts Business 2018 uses Port 10181
- Accounts Business 2017 uses Port 10180
- Accounts Business 2016 uses Port 10179
Since the configuration steps are different based on the firewall or antivirus you use, it is not possible to mention the specific steps in this article. Once you have the correct port number you can refer to your firewall or antivirus software documentation to know the exact steps involved to open a firewall port and allow Reckon to access the internet.
Using firewall software on a company network
In case the firewall software is active while you are installing Reckon you will be asked if you want to allow Reckon Accounts Business to gain access to the network you are using. Normally, in a multi-user environment, Reckon will use the internet protocol TCP/IP for the purpose of data communication. In case you are using a company network that is protected by a firewall you will need to manually configure the settings so that Reckon is able to use the TCP/IP to communicate freely.
Reckon users must note that when editing the antivirus or firewall setting you must be careful not to block any connections to Reckon components. If you are not sure about any of the settings or port number you can always call the Reckon customer care number and ask for additional technical assistance before you make the changes.