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Why do I need Port Forwarding?

Sep 19, 2014
Feb 22, 2023
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Port Forwarding is a packet filter that blocks unrequested inbound traffic from reaching your computer or device when connected to PureVPN.

The Need for Port Forwarding With PureVPN

Most OS have built-in Firewall (like Windows). However, your VPN constructs a tunnel between your PC and the VPN server. This tunnel passes that through the OS’s built-in Firewall and you lose the extra protection (as it cannot read the encrypted packet). Malicious IP packets can probably enter your system from your public IP assigned to you by your VPN service provider.
To provide you with an extra layer of online security, PureVPN has added paid Port Forwarding Add-on. By activating this Add-on, the VPN user activates additional security between the VPN server and the internet so that all internet traffic passes through securely.

Advantages Of PureVPN’s Port Forwarding Add-On

PureVPN’s Port Forwarding Add-on functions just like a router’s Firewall. It delivers following benefits to users:

  • It protects your system from Unauthorized Inbound Traffic
  • It  safeguards you from hackers exploiting loopholes in your Device
  • It protects the IP assigned to you by PureVPN from cyber scammers
  • It protects upto 10 Devices with one single PureVPN account
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Comments (6 )


  1. PureVPN Team says:


    We are sorry for the inconvenience. You can join us on live chat we will make a Manual invoice for Nat Firewall and then you can pay it easily.

    For your information Add on cannot be bought separately, it should be purchased along with PureVPN account.

    Thanks for understanding!

  2. question, i already purchased a yearly subscription but everytime i go to purchase the firewall it makes me repurchase the vpn as well?? maybe im ass backwards on this or missing something?

  3. gridflash says:

    I’m a little confused If I subscribed to a vpn service. My firewalls no longer work.
    How is this a good thing?

    • PureVPN Team says:


      Thanks for reaching out. If you subscribe to VPN service your Firewall will work fine. There should not be any issue.

      Hope you are clear now, let us know if you have further questions!

  4. PureVPN Team says:

    Hi Luen,

    We respect opinion. However, It is a premium add-on that is not the part of any of our standard packages. It is for the special needs of users, which is the reason why we specially provide it to the subscribed users only with small extra fee.

    Thanks for Understanding!

  5. Luen Warneke says:

    This should be a free add-on.