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Gateway Server

A gateway server is a point in a network where data leaves one device or network and is routed to another. A gateway transforms or consolidates the data so it can be accepted and understood by the receiving device or network. It’s a way of translating data so the flow of data remains continuous. An example is Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) systems, in which the gateway translates audio into pure data and then back into audio so the receiving person can hear the caller, and vice versa.

What Small and Midsize Businesses Need to Know About Gateway Server

SMBs usually have a variety of devices, networks, and systems that require gateway servers. A key example is any payment system, which needs a gateway server to ensure data is encrypted and secure and to establish continuous two-way transfer of financial information.

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