VNS3 NATe 6.x - NAT Gateway Appliance

Cohesive Networks

VNS3 NATe 6.x - NAT Gateway Appliance

Cohesive Networks

Secure NAT Gateway instance with NO DATA TAXES. Safely connect to services outside your VNET.

VNS3 NATe - NAT Gateway

Welcome to this custom, pre-configured NAT-Gateway appliance built on the Cohesive Networks VNS3 Platform.

This is our NATe edition providing a NAT-Gateway at a lower price and comparable performance to the cloud platform NAT Gateways.

How to login: Default password is derived from instance name and private ip: "azure instance name-azure private ip". For example, if the Azure instance name is “my-vns3” and the private VNET IP is “”, the password is “my-vns3-”. We do this because the Azure portal does not make the virtual instance ID readily visible. For more information:

Our goal is to deliver a network tool that performs the basic NAT-Gateway functions but can be upgraded if needed, to the capabilities of a full VNS3 Application Security Controller. If you have any questions or comments please review the following links.
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There is no additional "taxation" for your data to pass through the NATe device - except for standard cloud traffic charges.

Try it now!

Click on the "CREATE" button above to try this NAT solution in your VNETs

What is included?

This device includes firewall functions allowing outbound source and port NAT-ing and can limit outbound NAT to specific ports or destination addresses.
Additionally, plugins can be used to provide outbound WAF or outbound URL filtering to a small "allow list" or via connection to a URL filtering service like Webroot's BrightCloud offering.

  • Function as outbound NAT-Gateway using inexpensive instance types for most use-cases.
  • For use-cases requiring less than 50mbps - there is a NATe Free edition which runs on very small instances.
  • Firewall can be configured for secure inbound NAT using port redirection.
  • Allows one remote VPN user connection for even more secure remote administration.
  • NOTE: All VNS3 controllers regardless of SKU can be live upgraded to provide any capabilities your cloud use-case requires. If more extensive networking and cloud edge capabilities are required (Contact Cohesive Networks)

    How do I connect?

    This appliance instance should be running in its own cloud subnet with a distinct routing table from other subnets. In the route table for the NATe instance - set a route to the cloud network's Internet gateway. For other instances to use NATe as the NAT Gateway, their routing table should have a route pointing to the NATe instance/network address.