A gateway is an “[i]nterface providing a compatibility between networks by converting transmission speeds, protocols, codes, or security measures.” Typically, a gateway physically sits at the perimeter of an internal network to the Internet.
A gateway refers to the “computers that transform the circuit-switched voice signal into Internet Protocol packets, and vice versa, and perform associated signaling, control, and address translation functions.”
- Comm. on Nat’l Security Sys., National Information Assurance Glossary 29 (Inst. No. 4009 (2006)).
- Vonage Holdings Corp. v. Minnesota Public Utilities Comm’n, 290 F.Supp.2d 993, 1000 (D. Minn. 2003).