Crestron is a brand that you may not know readily by name, but one you have likely encountered somewhere without realizing it. They provide electronic controls systems, from lights to sound to temperature controls for luxury homes, digital screens and speakers for conference rooms, and digital signs and retail displays. Crestron’s success comes from their commitment to network security, which is how they’ve won over some high profile clients.
When it comes to accessing in-network resources when you’re outside of your network, there are two options. You can either use port forwarding, or you can use a virtual private network, or VPN. While both options will allow you to access the resources you need – servers, network-attached storage devices, or even your router configuration – one is superior to the other.