Can the MPM be connected to the Internet (ie: given a public IP address)?

Issue

Can the MPM be connected to the Internet (ie: given a public IP address)?

Product Line

SmartStruxure Lite

Environment

All MPM models

Cause

Request from end customer

Resolution

Although current versions come with Digest Authentication, the MPM must NOT be connected directly to the Internet or any other public network.

It should only be made accessible over the Internet by using VPNs, firewalls, and remote software with strong passwords.

This Application Note provides the above information in official terms.