Monday, October 10, 2005

Global Crossing Upgrades its IP VPN Service

Global Crossing announced a series of upgrades to its IP VPN portfolio, providing its enterprise customers worldwide with improved reliability, performance and flexibility. The company also announced that its IP VPN traffic has increased by more than 200% during the first three quarters of 2005. The new enhancements include the following:

  • 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 IPv6 support. which simplifies mobile IP networking with improved routing and security capabilities.

  • Another new feature is Multicast service -- which 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 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. Global Crossing offer an online account management tool that provides customers with access to their IP VPN service and enables them to view network utilization, manage their Hosted RADIUS accounts, and create and track trouble tickets.

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