Best Practice for WAN setup

Discussion created by beckettsolutions on Jan 22, 2014

Ok so i've been developing with Filemaker for many years now but i want to explore the options when it comes to iPad connectivity, currently i've found the easiest way to get setup is via VPN on the ipad which means i'm able to pass off all security issues to the IT department


I'm now looking at setting up a few new databases purely focused on iPAD use, and VPN is going to be annoying, can someone please give a quick outline of security and if opening up the SERVER to external traffic rather than local (VPN) can cause a security risk? Also I'm guessing external server auth can help without just a straight forward FMP username and password?


Also from peoples experience, what have they found the best practice to be?


Thanks in advance