The Internet is running out of unassigned IPv4 addresses, which will limit the number of new devices that can share data on wired and wireless networks. The industry has started down the long road to IPv6, which will solve the problem, but communications service providers (CSPs) need a solution today to provide services to a growing number of customers, and many are adopting carrier-grade network address translation (CG-NAT) to extend IPv4 networks.
NFWare vCGNAT is a centralized NAT placed in the service provider’s network to help extend the life of an IPv4 network infrastructure and mitigate IPv4 address exhaustion by using address and port translation in large scale. Following the NAT44, the public IPv4 addresses are pulled away from the customer site, where their multiplexing capacity is not efficiently exploited, to the outside of the centralized vCGNAT, where many customer networks can share a single public IPv4 address.
NFWare is one of the first IP routing technology companies to offer a virtualized CG-NAT. NFWare Carrier Grade NAT is software that is optimized to run on standard x86 servers and in a hypervisor.
– Software-based solution that runs on standard x86 servers
– High-Performance, up to 240 Gbps
– Easy to deploy and use from day one