General Specifications
  • 09 Aug 2022
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Port Requirements

Firewall ports opened for managing the Edge Filer user interface:

PortProtocolDirectionNotes
443TCPInboundHTTPS. This port should be behind the firewall.

Firewall ports opened to the CTERA Portal:

PortProtocolDirectionNotes
443TCPInbound and OutboundHTTPS. This port should only be open to the specific CTERA Portal IP addresses.
995TCPoutboundCTTP. Communications with CTERA Portals.

Firewall ports opened to the CTERA Portal backend storage when Direct Mode is set for the storage node in the portal:

PortProtocolDirectionNotes
443TCPOutboundHTTPS

Firewall ports opened for Active Directory:

PortProtocolDirectionNotes
88TCP/UDPOutboundIf Kerberos is used
389TCP/UDPOutboundLDAP protocol
445TCPOutboundSMB when joining to a domain as a Computer account
3268TCPOutboundLDAP GC (Global Catalog) protocol

Firewall ports opened for antivirus updates:

PortProtocolDirectionNotes
80TCPOutboundHTTP

Firewall ports opened for SMTP:

PortProtocolDirectionNotes
25TCPOutboundThe port is configurable in the edge filer user interface (in the Configuration view, select Alerts > Mail Server in the navigation pane).

Firewall ports opened for NTP updates:

PortProtocolDirectionNotes
123UDPOutbound

Warning: CTERA Edge Filers operate behind a firewall, and it is important to leave all other ports closed.

Browser Requirements

The latest two releases of Google Chrome, Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Edge.

Software Features

FeaturesFeature Description
Supported File Sharing ProtocolsSMB 2.x/3.x (Windows File Sharing), NFS, FTP, WebDAV
MonitoringSNMP

Cloud Service Features

FeaturesFeature Description
Backup Files SecurityAES-256 Encryption, optional secret passphrase, file vetoing.
Protocol SecurityTLS (Transport Level Security).
EfficiencyIncremental updates, data compression, block level deduplication, simultaneous synchronization.
VersioningRetention of previous file versions.
Additional ServicesCentralized management, centralized monitoring, Cloud Drive caching and synchronization, reporting, logging, remote access.

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