I have opened ports on the Verizon modem (actually an ActionTec modem/router) to allow desired network traffic on specific ports to be directed to the Balance 20. I have configured the Balance 20 to forward those selective ports to the target devices on my LAN.
Have the Balance 20 manage all firewall rules and, specifically, to manage selectively opened ports for applications such as Windows Remote desktop without having to create rules on both the WAN devices and the Balance 20.
Should I configure the Comcast and Verizon devices so that their respective firewalls are turned off completely, thereby passing the firewall functionality down the path to the Balance 20?
Is that the best way to do it?
Are there security concerns by doing this?
Please note, I have R most of TFM and I have searched this forum unsuccessfully. Any help will be greatly appreciated.