Press Contact: Mary Soules
Engage Communication, Inc. 


Engage Announces the Addition of NAT/PAT 

APTOS, Calif., June 1, 1999 - Engage adds Network Address Translation (NAT) to the ExpressRouterXL and the IPExpressXL lines of WAN and Internet Access Routers. The NAT function performs IP Port Translation (PAT) on a single Global IP Address. The NAT also provides a type of firewall by only allowing communication to those connections that are established from the internal side of the network.

Engage's NAT enables companies to setup networks with large blocks of internal addresses without being restricted to a very limited supply of global addresses. NAT simplifies network administration by supporting less-stringent requirements on internal addressing schemes.

"The addition of NAT/PAT to our routers enables us to deliver Internet access solutions that are more secure and easier to setup" said Mark Doyle, Engage's president. "Primarily it was our ISP customers that requested that we integrate NAT/PAT into the IPExpressXL-T1, our Internet access router with an integral T1 DSU/CSU." 

Engage Communication, incorporated in September 1989, develops, manufactures, sells and supports a range of wide area networking, file transfer, and data broadcasting solutions. Designed for both ease of use and performance, Engage solutions are widely used in Publishing, Education, Internet Access, Advertising, Telemedicine, and many other Corporate, Government and small Business applications.


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