MPLS Site-to-Site VPN Solutions
Smart, Reliable Performance for All of Your Business Applications
Do you struggle to support more critical applications—such as voice, video, email, credit card processing, and database access—to branch offices and remote users, even though IT budgets are constraining your resources and network investments? Increasing network costs are an all-too-familiar reality for distributed businesses, regardless of size and industry.
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By taking advantage of the widespread availability of broadband access services, MegaPath's all-optical MPLS network, and MegaPath Private Networking service, you can provide secure high-speed connectivity to all of your locations and remote users. Additionally, bandwidth can be prioritized via Quality of Service (QoS) to ensure mission-critical applications have the necessary bandwidth. Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) VPN service from MegaPath—one of the leading virtual private network providers—offers a cost-effective solution that enables you to consolidate all of your business applications onto a single private network; its QoS and built-in security capabilities are designed to promote availability and productivity, and protect your network resources from malicious traffic. A MegaPath MPLS Site-to-Site VPN is well-suited for dynamic, challenging network environments because MPLS acts as the smart traffic engineer, controlling at the packet level. Troublesome, bandwidth-hogging applications are no match for the agile MPLS solution from MegaPath.
How Our Experience with MPLS VPN Technologies Benefits You
MPLS is recognized as the industry leader in private wide area networking (WAN) technology. MPLS blends the performance and privacy of legacy WAN technologies—such as frame relay—with the flexibility and cost advantages of Internet-based networks—such as IPSec VPNs. For more than 10 years, MegaPath has supported distributed enterprise users across 20,000 customer sites and 70,000 endpoints with MPLS VPN services. MegaPath access services —including private DSL, cable, Ethernet, wireless, satellite, T1, and DS3 technologies—solve the 'best fit' and lowest cost connectivity issues your organization faces as you work to provide fast and reliable connectivity at all your sites. As a component of our security portfolio, the MPLS VPN service can be combined with the complete suite of MegaPath Managed Security services and remote access Secure Socket Layer (SSL) VPNs to create an enterprise-wide solution. If connectivity and information sharing with your suppliers, distributors, customers, and business partners are part of your network requirements, MegaPath network traffic engineers can extend the reach of your MPLS VPN to sites that are connected over the Internet using SSL technology.
Extend the Reach of Your MPLS Network
MegaPath uses IPsec-to-MPLS integration to extend the reach of your MPLS VPN service to sites connected over cable, DSL, or customer-provided Internet access. This allows you to connect off-net business locations and partner, distributors, suppliers, and customers who need access to your MPLS VPN. We do this by placing a VPN router at these locations and building an IPsec tunnel from that router to one of the Security Gateways in our network. The Security Gateway "maps" the traffic from the remote location to your MPLS VPN—so there's no need to buy a dedicted IPsec concentrator. The result of this integration is a Hybrid VPN.
Why Service Quality Matters
By leveraging the MegaPath all-optical nationwide network and MPLS routing infrastructure to provide Quality of Service (QoS), the MegaPath network experts will partner with you to ensure business-critical applications—like Voice over IP (VoIP) and enterprise applications—are prioritized for the highest level of quality.
QoS is an important asset because it:
- Enables the prioritization of business-critical applications
- Allows you to control the allocation of bandwidth
- Promotes consistent, interruption-free network performance
- Prevents critical applications from failing due to network congestion
Reliable, Fully Managed Network
When you rely on MegaPath's Site-to-Site MPLS VPN service, you gain the collective network experience of the managed network services team and eliminate the hassle of dealing with encryption devices and complex routing schemes that make the do-it-yourself VPN option too complicated, costly, and time-consuming. Even sophisticated IT personnel and architects are challenged to support the application needs and high expectations of their users. MegaPath knows networks, and we take care of everything from initial design and deployment, to 24/7 monitoring and customer support. Our skilled engineers and field technicians configure your equipment, install the equipment at your locations, and provision all necessary circuits. In addition, a dedicated MegaPath project manager ensures that all of your contracted services are implemented correctly and on time. Once your service is up and running, our Network Operations Center (NOC) technicians proactively monitor your MPLS connections and equipment—ready to diagnose and resolve any issues, and quickly minimize service impacts. We even have services available to repair or replace any non-operational equipment on-site; to demonstrate our commitment to your satisfaction, we guarantee the performance of our Site-to-Site MPLS VPN service with a comprehensive set of end-to-end Service Level Agreements (SLAs).
MegaPath is a Cisco Master Service Provider
As a Cisco Master Service Provider (CMSP), MegaPath is recognized for having the highest level of competency and capabilities. We are uniquely positioned to offer best-in-class Cisco Powered services, which are validated to ensure security, reliability, and performance.