Firewalls, NAT, port forwarding, words that strike fear into the heart of even the most veteran video conferencing engineer.
There are many ways to set up a codec on a network. You can allow the codec access to a public IP, NAT to the codec or use simple port forwarding if you think you’re brave enough.
Any of these options require assistance from the in-house IT expert. Of course that IT person should also be handy with video conferencing and understand the specific port requirements and also how H.323 work. When you find that person, send him to me, I have a job going.
There are lots of ways that a firewall can be bypassed. Some are much more complicated than others but mostly they require a lot of configuration. What is really required by the industry is a way to just PUNCH! through any firewall and present the Video Codec to the outside world on a public IP address outside (and not related) to the network it’s on.
Well, we have this product and if you haven’t guessed already, it’s called PUNCH! Each device is plugged into any network via the PUNCH! and that device is automatically configured with a public IP address on our network which will work with your Video Codec or any other device.
Don’t believe us, give us a try!