Best Practices for Enterprise networks

Hello. I am tyring to gauge what the Best Practices are for Enterprise network connections to the Internet. Specifically, to NAT or not to NAT? At what point should NAT-ting be performed ... exclusively at the Egress point or at decentralized points? What about firewalling - centralized/decentralized?

Thanks in advance for any feedback!

Tracy Smith

Fortunately, I've never been in the position to make such decisions, but I can tell you one thing: if you have multiple connections to the internet, you had better make sure that your NATs and firewalls are equipped to handle the case where you send a packet out through connection A and the reply comes back through connection B.