Floram Park, New Jersey – (The Hosting News) – October 11, 2005 – Global Crossing
has announced enhancements to its Global Crossing IP VPN Service, making the service one of the most powerful and versatile managed Internet Protocol Virtual Private Network (IP VPN) solutions available today.
The company also announced that its IP VPN traffic has increased by more than 200 percent during the first three quarters of 2005, demonstrating the company’s continued execution of its plan to provide converged IP services to global enterprises and the carriers who serve them. The latest upgrades provide enterprise customers worldwide with improved reliability, performance and flexibility for increased network productivity. This represents the third major enhancement to Global Crossing IP VPN Service, which was launched four years ago and provides customers with the ability to converge data, voice and video services securely through a single IP connection.
According to Anthony Christie, Global Crossing’s Chief Marketing Officer, ”Our managed IP VPN service provides a best-in-class converged IP network environment for increased network efficiencies, while decreasing total cost of ownership and increasing customer productivity. With these latest enhancements, we continue to demonstrate our leadership in the delivery of advanced IP services.”
Global Crossing’s IP VPN service has been enhanced to extend an enterprise’s routing domains across an MPLS-based IP VPN. This enables enterprises to preserve their existing routing topology and network infrastructure while seamlessly migrating from legacy networks to a converged IP environment. IP VPN service enhancements also include support of the IPv6 standard. IPv6 simplifies mobile IP networking with improved routing and security capabilities. By enabling devices to automatically configure their Internet connectivity, IPv6 helps support the expected explosion of dynamically connected network devices including PDAs, cell phones, Internet-connected televisions, home security and HVAC systems and “smart” household appliances.
Another new feature is Multicast service – a bandwidth-conserving technology that reduces traffic by simultaneously delivering a single stream of converged voice, video and data to multiple end-points without additional send/receive requirements. Global Crossing ensures the security and segregation of the IP VPN multicast traffic from other multicast traffic.
New Managed VoIP features enable enterprises to route all IP and TDM voice traffic over the IP VPN for on-net toll by-pass and outbound termination to the public switched telephone network (PSTN) with Global Crossing providing complete management of the on-net dial plan in the router. These two new features support the migration to IP convergence for enterprises with a Managed IP VPN.
Other new features supporting Remote VPN Access include managed network support and dynamic routing that provide a cost-effective business continuity solution for any site connected to Global Crossing IP VPN Service. Global Crossing IP VPN Service options include Managed Solutions with Managed Network and Managed Security services, hosted RADIUS, flexible pricing and billing, stringent service level agreements (SLAs), and a multilink point-to-point (MLPPP) protocol that can connect multiple access circuits for efficient bandwidth utilization. uCommand, Global Crossing’s industry-leading online account management tool, provides customers secure, instant, anytime access to their IP VPN service and enables them to view network utilization, manage their Hosted RADIUS accounts, and create and track trouble tickets.
Brian Washburn, Principal Analyst for Business Network Services at Current Analysis commneted on the new enhancements, “Global Crossing’s latest enhancements demonstrate continued innovation and leadership in deploying converged IP services. The continuous introduction of new IP VPN service capabilities such as managed VoIP and multicast service are examples of features that enable enterprises to realize more value from a converged IP solution, providing a range of benefits.”
In operation since 2001 and reaching more than 500 cities, 50 countries and six continents, the MPLS-based IP VPN service runs directly on Global Crossing’s worldwide fiber network. The network operates at 99.999 percent availability. Global Crossing’s IP VPN offering supports multiple classes of service. In addition to secure data transport, the IP VPN offering provides access to VoIP, IP Video and other IP services, providing a complete platform for managing the transition to IP convergence.
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