Originally Posted by cazter
How is that any different from forwarding the port to my server?
It's entirely different... and you're talking about two different things.
Port Forwarding is used for inbound traffic from the Internet to your Servers.... such as hosting a Web Server or Mail server on your LAN. (WAN ---> LAN)
This is NOT how BES functions.
BES operates like any desktop computer would. It initates an outbound connection (over TCP 3101) from your LAN out to the Internet. (LAN ---> WAN) There's no port forwarding involved.