Is what we are trying to do even possible?

Discussion created by jread on Mar 1, 2013
Latest reply on Mar 1, 2013 by mminami-esristaff
I have looked all over ESRI's site and have not found a straight answer to this question:

    Can a service that sits behind a company's firewall be published to ArcGIS Online?
I was under the impression that there was a way to do this, either with ArcGIS Online or Portal for ArcGIS.  Basically, we don't want to expose the service to the public, but we do want to add it to web maps that can be accessed outside of our firewall by people in the field using smart phones and/or tablets running the ArcGIS app.  Since the phones/tablets will be accessing the internet through the cellular network, there isn't a way to have them connect directly into our intranet.  Given this, we would just control access to the actual application by user accounts.

Is this possible to do?  Do we have to choose one or the other?  We're not really interested in having to copy our data to ArcGIS Online regularly, but we also can't make the map service we want to use available to the public either.