FAXport, based on the "Central Control, Local AdministrationTM" principle, satisfies the differing needs of the enterprise and the workgroup. The enterprise requires centralized control over usage, costs and security, but the workgroup needs local administration, ease of use and lots of functionality. FAXport meets both of these sets of needs and offers versitility, functionality and and control at competitive prices. It also satisfies customer demands for LAN-based solutions and for the cost saving associated with sharing lines and devices. FAXport retains it's ability to combine with WINport, LANSource's modem and RAS sharing software, to build a complete fax, data and RAS communications service for networks.