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Question: How to secure a NAS and make it accessible at the same time from any (authorized) Mac connected to the internet?

I have recently purchased a NAS (Seagate Personal Cloud) and have connected it to my home router (Asus AC-68U). I would like to access the NAS from anywhere where I have internet, and at the same time remain secure with regards to unauthorized access and data transfer. So far, I have been using the 'Connect to server...' function on my Mac and the afp:// protocol using my home IP and a port forward on my router. Is this solution secure? Are there any other reliable, secure and relatively fast options, ideally not requiring additional expense, like paying for a VPN?

MacBook Pro, macOS High Sierra (10.13.3)

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Mar 11, 2018 8:26 AM in response to alborg38 In response to alborg38

I use an Apple Time capsule to do what you describe. I use Apple's airport Utility and under its DISK tab, I can erase the disk, enable file sharing, share disk over wan with a secure password. Been sharing files with all my kids who live in every direction hundreds of miles away.

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Question: How to secure a NAS and make it accessible at the same time from any (authorized) Mac connected to the internet?