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I am working on establishing penetration testing service in our startup. The issue is that our ISPs is somehow blocking port forwarding. I tried to contact them in order to allow port forwarding, but they refused without knowing why I need it.

So I'm looking for a low-cost alternative solution since we are a startup. Can anyone help us, please?

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    Maybe VPN would be better then port mapping? – Aria Oct 8 '17 at 9:55
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    Are you not able to forward ports because you don't have a static IP (you're in a nat box) or is your ISP controlling your router in some way? – thel3l Oct 8 '17 at 10:16
  • Well, I'm trying to have reverse shell through out the internet and mapping a specific port in the public IP address to a specific port in my machine's IP address, unfortunately this is not working, for the VPN alternative solution can I use any VPN or there is a specific VPN supporting such a service ? – HAlmusajjen Oct 8 '17 at 18:00
  • this is in no way a security question - and you do mean 'port forwarding' – schroeder Oct 10 '17 at 9:22
  • Well I'm not the one who edited it, My question was mainly on providing penetration testing service in a real world and what are the alternative solutions – HAlmusajjen Oct 10 '17 at 9:24
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I am assuming your ISP is actually blocking ports. You could try -

  1. Changing ISPs if thats feasible

  2. May be upgrade to a business plan (that is still affordable).

  3. Like Aria mentioned, try a VPN

  • Well, I think the most affordable thing for us is VPN since we only have one ISP, but I want to ask you do I need to look for a specific VPNs or any VPN can solve or issue ? – HAlmusajjen Oct 8 '17 at 18:40

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