General Specifications
  • 09 Aug 2022
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Port Requirements

Firewall ports opened for managing the Edge Filer user interface:

Port Protocol Direction Notes
443 TCP Inbound HTTPS. This port should be behind the firewall.

Firewall ports opened to the CTERA Portal:

Port Protocol Direction Notes
443 TCP Inbound and Outbound HTTPS. This port should only be open to the specific CTERA Portal IP addresses.
995 TCP outbound CTTP. 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:

Port Protocol Direction Notes
443 TCP Outbound HTTPS

Firewall ports opened for Active Directory:

Port Protocol Direction Notes
88 TCP/UDP Outbound If Kerberos is used
389 TCP/UDP Outbound LDAP protocol
445 TCP Outbound SMB when joining to a domain as a Computer account
3268 TCP Outbound LDAP GC (Global Catalog) protocol

Firewall ports opened for antivirus updates:

Port Protocol Direction Notes
80 TCP Outbound HTTP

Firewall ports opened for SMTP:

Port Protocol Direction Notes
25 TCP Outbound The 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 monitoring the edge filer with Varonis:

Port Protocol Direction Notes
8443 TCP Outbound The Varonis Data Security Platform secures data from unauthorized access and cyber-threats.

Firewall ports opened for NTP updates:

Port Protocol Direction Notes
123 UDP Outbound

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

Features Feature Description
Supported File Sharing Protocols SMB 2.x/3.x (Windows File Sharing), NFS, FTP, WebDAV
Monitoring SNMP

Cloud Service Features

Features Feature Description
Backup Files Security AES-256 Encryption, optional secret passphrase, file vetoing.
Protocol Security TLS (Transport Level Security).
Efficiency Incremental updates, data compression, block level deduplication, simultaneous synchronization.
Versioning Retention of previous file versions.
Additional Services Centralized management, centralized monitoring, Cloud Drive caching and synchronization, reporting, logging, remote access.

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