Make server accessible for external connection?

I have wildfire running fine internally, but need some guidance on how to allow remote connections. Essentially, our goal is to create a seamless way to allow employees to stay connected while out of the office. Is there a good How-To out there that you can point me to to have a go at setting it up to connect from outside the LAN?

I assume you have a firewall, you just need to open the ports (probably 5222 and 5223) in your firewall so people can connect.

… and make your server secure. You should disable in-band account creation and anonymous connections (while this would break FastPath).

You could of course use a web-chat (HTML/AJAX, Flash, Applet) to limit the access to your server and have something between the internet and your server if you don’'t like the idea of a “public” server.