Business VPN Internet
the best of WAN and Internet, the security and performance that business needs
As part of the consolidation drive around local IT procurement around a decade ago, IT departments looked to consolidate Internet access to better control and secure Internet traffic. For global companies, this typically took the form of three regional gateways that that broke Internet traffic out from the VPN.
The problem with this approach is that as Internet use increases, it causes congestion on the IP VPN, potentially disrupting enterprise applications. In addition, because of the long physical distances between the user, the gateway and the destination site, the increased network latency can make some Internet applications virtually unusable.
In an attempt to solve these performance problems, many local IT departments reverted back to the old approach of procuring local internet services from their local ISP, but this brings the problem of being unable to exert central control, manage costs or enforce a global security policy.
Business VPN Internet securely manages your growing Internet traffic:
- for better Internet end-user performance
- to allow worldwide application of your security policy
- and provides the flexibility needed to develop usage of Internet cloud applications
with no additional CAPEX or overhead budget
From a single provider, you benefit from a managed service worldwide with multiple internet breakouts either in the Orange cloud or setup locally.
Performance & better internet end-user satisfaction: Orange Business services has invested in 15 global Internet gateways on five continents. These distributed Internet gateways break traffic out closer to the user to eliminate the latency caused by the long physical distances between the user, the gateway and the destination web site. In addition Orange Business Services provides geolocalization as standard, so that users in each country are able to access local Internet services
Flexibility : Business VPN Internet provides a “hybrid port” which offers greater flexibility and the ability to send Internet traffic over unused access bandwidth and allows cost effective combinations with back-up solutions, mixing Internet and VPN
Governance : to implement consistent security, customer policy is distributed and implemented in the internet breakouts, ensuring the right policy is everywhere without any dedicated appliances at branch or sales offices. Orange Business Services can also provide cloud-based security such as URL filtering to complement the service
Cost efficiency : the solution is available with no additional capital expenditure for customers. And the new Business VPN Internet pricing model allows customers to optimize network costs, by differentiating the VPN and the Internet usage.
Manageability : Because Business VPN Internet is delivered as a component of the Business VPN Hybrid service, the IT department can reduce management overhead by dealing with a single provider for both IP VPN and Internet services, and ensure that Internet connectivity complies with the enterprise’s security policy. : You have a single point of contact to help with operational incidents and contract management
Global engineering professional services company Aurecon is an early adopter of the service. “We chose Business VPN Internet to enhance our global collaboration, security, productivity, customer service and lower our costs,” says Sean Elwick, head of IS, Aurecon. “It has helped improve our application performance worldwide for enhanced end-user experience and increased network visibility.”