What is NAT?
Network Address Translation (NAT) is a technique utilized by routers to convert a private IP address to a public IP address, and vice versa.
When a device on a private network initiates a connection to the Internet, the router that connects the device to the Internet utilizes NAT to translate the device's private IP address to a public IP address. This allows multiple devices on the private network to share a single public IP address, which is generally provided by an Internet Service Provider (ISP).
NAT acts as a security barrier for the internal network by making it challenging for external devices to establish connections with devices on the private network. This is achieved by only forwarding incoming traffic to a device on the private network if it was in response to a request that originated from that device.
NAT is commonly used in home networks, enterprise networks, and cloud computing.
What is Firewall?
A firewall is a security system that monitors and controls incoming and outgoing network traffic based on a set of predefined security rules. Firewalls are typically used to block unauthorized access to a network while allowing authorized communications to pass through.
How Nat and Firewall are charged in Serverspace?
Nat and Firewall are not charged separately and their cost is included in the gateway price. The gateway price depends on the data center location and bandwidth you choose. It starts from 1.3 € per month.
You can find the price for the required gateway configuration in Serverspace control panel.
How to configure NAT for a gateway in Serverspace control panel?
To configure NAT in Serverspace control panel open a NAT tab in gateway detail and click the Add button.
You can create three types of rules: SNAT, DNAT, and BINAT. When creating a rule, select the required type in the drop-down list and fill in the following fields:
How to configure a gateway Firewall in Serverspace control panel?
To configure gateway Firewall in Serverspace control panel open Firewall section in the gateway settings. To create a rule, click the Add button. You will see a window for adding a rule where the following fields must be filled in:
- Source port/Destination port
After adding the rule, click Add. The created rule will take effect after you save the changes using the Save button.
For more detailed instruction, see the control panel.