Definitions for "Network Address Translation"
NAT is an internet standard protocol that allows multiple computers on a LAN to share an IP on the WAN.
An Internet standard that enables a local network to use one set of IP addresses for internal traffic and a second set for external traffic. In effect, it hides internal IP addresses and enables a company to use more internal IP addresses, which, because they are only used internally, will not conflict with IP addresses used by other organizations.
A method of connecting multiple computers to the Internet using one public IP address. Allows a private internal network separate from the Internet, but can receive information from it. NAT allows many hosts on an internal network to use the Internet via a single gateway connection. Automatically provides network protection without any special setup by only allowing connections that originate on the inside of the network.
Keywords:  encryption