Brantley Coile is an inventor and founder of network technology companies whose products include PIX Firewall, the first stateful-inspection firewall and Cisco Systems' first load-balancer, LocalDirector. Coile's patents include the fundamental patents on Network Address Translation (NAT).
Coile earned a degree in computer science at the University of Georgia and later worked at AT&T Bell Labs in Murray Hill. In 1994, he co-founded Network Translation, where he created the PIX Firewall appliance a new class of data communication firewalls utilizing statefull packet inspection.
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