If you want to extend your private office network across a public network, such as your business internet, you have a few options:
VPLS stands for Virtual Private LAN service and is a technology that makes it possible to connect local area networks (LANs) over the Internet, so that they appear to users like a single Ethernet LAN. A VPLS uses multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) to create the appearance of a virtual private network (VPN) at each user’s location.
The key benefits of VPLS are:
- Faster Speed – Due to the labelling technology, the speed of performing lookups for destinations and routing is much faster than the standard lookups non-VPLS routers have to perform.
- QoS – This is a big one and something you will often hear IT managers talk about. It stands for quality of service and means exactly that – you can expect a higher standard of service such as reliability, speed, and voice quality. In addition, VPLS networks are able to assign priorities to the different packets based on what the labels say about that packet. Packets with greater priority, voice over data for example, are given more bandwidth allocation. A packet that which is not deemed as high priority is given less.
- Security – VPLS offers greater security and are often required for companies which need enhanced privacy and security for their network needs. Some industries like the Health Care and Financial industries are examples of industries mandated by law to comply with specific requirements for network security.
So to get your free VPLS quote today fill out our WAN contact form with as much information as possible and one of our specialists will get in touch.