The Network area is fundamental to the Perimeter 81 platform.
By creating a Network with private gateways through the management portal, all of your team members can now share a single static outgoing IP address, only accessible by your organization. This creates the opportunity for many new security capabilities which are only possible with a static IP address. For example, remote users can always connect to the gateway first, then have their IP address whitelisted to a security group in AWS.
One network can contain different Regions and gateways. The users when connecting through the application will be able to choose the network, while keeping all the other network aspects ( region, gateways, tunnels) transparent to the end user.
Region is the physical location where your gateway (s) will be deployed. End users will be automatically routed to the best network region, according to their physical location.
See instructions on how to create Regions in Creating Your Network Regions]
Gateways are dedicated servers attached to your Region. Every gateways has its own static IP address, and can be connect to other on premisses or cloud services by tunnels. One Region can have several gateways, what improves the reality of the network and ensure better load balancing between the gateways.
By default, all Perimeter 81 accounts include access to our 36 global server locations. With these servers, the outgoing IP address is shared amongst several accounts simultaneously. These IP addresses rotate periodically, so it is advisable to use a Private VPN Server instead for IP Whitelisting.
You connection is still completely encrypted and private.
See instructions for Enabling/Disabling this setting in Advanced Configurations, Enable/Disable Public VPN Servers
A location is simply a group of Private Servers. This makes it easy to assign the Static IP addresses to a Group of Members.