EMERYVILLE, CA--(Marketwire - Mar 20, 2013) - Berkeley Research Group, LLC, a leading provider of intellectual property and technology asset valuation services, announces today it has released the first in a series of white papers that will address the critical issues surrounding IPv4 migration, including IPv4 address shortage problems and solutions. In this first installment, NATs--Are They a Long-Term Solution to the IPv4 Address Shortage?, BRG examines the use of Network Address Translation systems as a long-term solution to the impending IPv4 address shortage. Key areas addressed include:

  • Tests of NAT systems indicate unreliability in transferring data
  • Bandwidth usage and transparency are problematic under NATs
  • New usage trends for mobile devices highlight additional problems with NATs
  • Increased data traffic and continued reliance on carrier-grade NATs

"BRG's white paper series offers a comprehensive understanding of the impending global IPv4 address shortage, the strains this will put on the Internet services environment over the coming months, and potential solutions," states BRG Director Gregory Nachtwey. "The NAT paper takes a closer look at one's ability to rely on NATs as an acceptable alternative or substitute for a dedicated IPv4 address."

As leading researchers and thought leaders in this space, BRG has monitored and commented on the realities of the IPv4 address shortage and IPv6 transition for several years and recently advised on one of the largest acquisitions of IPv4 addresses to date.

To download the free white paper, go to www.brg-expert.com/publications-nachtwey-willis-nats-ipv4.html

For more information about BRG's IPv4/v6 services, contact a BRG IPv4 strategy expert.

About BRG's IPv4 Strategic Services
BRG is the industry's preeminent resource and strategic consultant helping companies secure long-term supplies of IPv4 addresses. Focused on the premise that failure to plan for the impending IPv4 shortage will be a costly mistake for many telecom, mobile, and cloud sector enterprises, and treating all inquiries as confidential, BRG and its partner companies provide unparalleled expertise in IPv4 valuation, procurement, and utilization. A financial advisor for large blocks of legacy IPv4 addresses, BRG offers IPv6 migration clarity and assurance in an increasingly strained market. Visit BRG's IPv4 Address Brokering and Procurement Services. Follow us on twitter: @BRG_IPv4

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