Date Added: Aug 2010
Cisco IOS NAT has features to permit scalable deployment of shared services today. Cisco continues to develop NAT Application Level Gateway (ALG) support for protocols important to customers. Performance improvements and hardware acceleration for translation functions will ensure that NAT and ALGs provide acceptable solutions for some time to come. All relevant standards activities and community actions are being monitored by Cisco. As other standards are developed, their use will be evaluated based on customer desires, requirements, and application.