The small business that I work at uses FileMaker as its heart and soul. We finally got a copy of FileMaker Server 11, and now our database is hosted on a proper server, rather than on the secretary's computer.
My boss wants to be able to work on the remotely-hosted FileMaker database from home. There is an IP address and port on our local network that I could forward through our router then configure with DynDNS, but I don't want to do that, because it would present a huge security risk. I've been trying to set up a VPN for the last few days, but I still can't get it to work with our network, and I'm considering trying a completely different approach.
Is there any way that I could set up an SSH tunnel from my boss's laptop to FileMaker Server's port, but without leaving the forwarded port sitting there open for anyone to access? Despite a lot of Googling, I've not found one word of anyone accessing a remotely-hosted FileMaker database from outside the local network and having any sort of security on the port.
I'm still extremely inexperienced as a sysadmin (if I could even be called that), so I apologize if this is a completely ridiculous question - but my job description is "guy that gets paid to figure all of this out because nobody else at the office can", so that's what I'm doing here now.