FAQ Safety instructions to use a public.IP

ALERT! Please note that using a mdex public.IP allows unrestricted access from the internet!

When using an 'mdex public.IP', your network is exposed to access from the Internet. It is therefore essential that you observe the following security instructions so that your network is best protected against Cyberattacks and infection by Malware.

Safety instructions (security checklist).

  • Set a secure password
    Be sure to change the factory default passwords on your network devices and routers and set a secure password.

  • Enable firewall
    Secure your accessible network devices against unauthorised access from the Internet with a firewall.

  • Regular software updates
    New software releases close already known security holes and thus continuously improve protection for possible Cyberattacks. So make sure that all routers and network devices always have the latest software versions installed.
    For the latest mdex software versions, go to mdex Downloads

  • Make employees aware of internet dangers
    Make your employees aware of possible dangers from the Internet so that they do not open file attachments from unknown senders or download files from unknown Internet sites. This way you can reduce the risk of your network devices being infected by Malware (e.g. the encryption Trojan Locky).

  • Encrypt data transmission
    Data transmission over the internet should be encrypted. Most routers and network devices supported appropriate encryption protocols, such as IPsec.

TIP By using our IP service mdex fixed.IP+ the access is only possible from a closed user group (mdex VPN). Your devices are thus protected from unwanted access from the Internet.