Monday, August 3, 2009

NTT Com to Offer Router-less Corporate VPN

NTT Communications will begin offering corporate customers of its Arcstar IP-VPN services in Japan the option of establishing easy, cost-effective VPN connectivity without the use of routers.

The new "Router-less Plan" will provide customers with router functions via the Arcstar IP-VPN network. Accessing NTT Com's VPN will simply require PCs to be connected to network terminals, without the use of routers. As a result, enterprises will be able to reduce the burden of managing their own networks, including both installation and running costs.

The service can be combined with NTT Com's BizCITY software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications, providing the customer with access to a wide variety of network services but without the need to manage in-house servers.

The monthly charge for the Router-less Plan is 52,500 yen (including tax) using conventional Ethernet access for committed bandwidth of 0.5 Mbps, or 84,000 yen (including tax) using "Burst 10 Ethernet" access for committed bandwidth of 1 Mbps, burstable up to 10 Mbps. Both charges include a 10,500 yen discount off regular access charges. Network and access-line setup charges are separate.