A convenient route into your private network.
It also provides a convenient way to provide “remote access” to your network with minimal setup.
The netclient can’t run everywhere, for instance, iPhone and Android devices. The ingress gateway generates config files that can be run on any device that supports WireGuard. And today, most devices support WireGuard.
Many Netmaker admins prefer to use the Ingress Gateway as a convenient way to provide remote access. It’s a single point of entry, and very easy for end users to adopt.
The end device also becomes reachable over the gateway, meaning it can also be used to integrate machines to the network, for instance, a small IoT device, that don't support the netclient.