Port Forwarding to a DATAssure™
To access your DATAssure™ from outside of your IP network you will need to configure your router to allow port forwarding.
The DATAssure™ has no input to set up port forwarding and no settings on the DATAssure™ need to be changed to enact port forwarding on your router. It is best practice to have your DATAssure™ on a static IP address if using port forwarding.
What is port forwarding?
Port forwarding is the process of configuring the firewall on your network router to make the networked DATAssure™ accessible to other computers and network capable devices from outside your local area network on the internet.
Port forwarding uses the IP address of your router and the IP assigned to the DATAssure™ plus the assigned port number to route network requests through your firewall directly to the DATAssure™.
Your IT department/provider should be consulted as to the router settings required to allow port forwarding are beyond the scope of our knowledge base.
Is port forwarding safe?
Port forwarding is not necessarily unsafe. It is dependent on the security of the DATAssure™ on the target port and on your router’s firewall protection capabilities.
For port forwarding security can be further improved by using tools such as VPN, VPN supports both UDP and TCP access. This allows secure access to the DATAssure™.