Managed Gateway Features: Session control, QoS, NAT, SPF Firewall, DHCP Server, Access Filters (5 definable user groups), Static & Dynamic Routing, 4 LAN Ports, Multi DMZ, and URL Blocking.
Load Balancing is a method of efficiently processing data evenly across different networks so no single communications channel is overwhelmed. This is done by using two or more Internet connections — such as DSL, T1 leased lines, and wireless — working concurrently to provide increased bandwidth for a network of users. By distributing outbound requests between the Internet connections, the load-balancing process efficiently utilizes the bandwidth from both connections, accommodating high throughput while minimizing network congestion.
Automatic Failover A load-balancing gateway provides the additional benefit of redundancy with a process known as Automatic Failover. In the event of one Internet connection failing, the remaining connection will continue to serve users and eliminate down time for the network. Redundant connectivity provides a tremendous advantage over a classic network setup involving only one communication channel. One channel equals a single point of failure. Businesses that rely on their network connectivity are best served with the insurance of two independent network access paths.