The InterGate allows multiple users to share a single Internet Account and connection, reducing costs and increasing flexibility. This major feature allows for an unlimited number of client machines to access the Internet by sharing a single IP address.
Network Address Translation (NAT) performs all necessary address translations transparently. Therefore, clients need not even know they are accessing the Internet through the server. As a result, network administrators are able to give users any IP address for internal use and only use an “Internet assigned” address for external communications. This is particularly valuable given the shortage of Internet addresses, as well as the time and cost of obtaining multiple addresses.
- Real time processing means there is no performance difference from the client machine being directly connected (within the limitations of the type of Internet connection).
- No compatibility problems with any software running on the client machines, and requires no proprietary client configuration or software.
- Almost any connection method can be used, including modem, cable modem, DSL, T1, leased line, Telco Return systems and the latest generation of wireless connectivity
- Direct support for PPPoE (Point to Point Protocol over Ethernet) is included, without requiring any third-party client software, or special client configuration