Earlier on we briefly discussed hurdles and obstacles between source, host and destination and the potential impact they may have on moving content. The more that stands between these systems, the more time and potential negative impact it will have on throughput. While we are not suggesting to open your network free and clear to the internet, we are recommending that you bypass or add exceptions to as many of these hurdles as safely as possible. It can be quicker and more efficient to go around a firewall or balancer then through it in some configurations. As always, consult with your IT department first before making any changes.