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Monday, November 08, 2010

Internet Solutions unveils Virtual Private Network

Internet protocol (IP)-based connectivity solutions provider, Internet Solutions Limited, has unveiled its Managed Virtual Private Network (VPN) services targeted at improving Wide Area Network (WAN) connectivity for corporate organisations in the country.

The Chief Executive Officer, Internet Solutions Nigeria, Mr. Steve Herridge, said that the suite is available with Internet Solutions Managed VPN service, which has been designed to reduce redundancy, reliability, flexibility and priority management that one obtains with available Managed VPN alternatives within the market.

He said that providing flexible and customer-driven solutions is at the heart of the business, noting that Nigeria is a very dynamic market for them.

“We want to be right at the heart of it; listening to the demands of our customers and the market and developing innovative services to meet these demands. We are committed to this market and our network of first class, cutting-edge infrastructure ensures that we can offer the very best in communications and connectivity,” he said.

According to him, for any Nigerian company, internet connectivity and the issue of bandwidth is one that could be quite sensitive.

“More often than not, as a result of ineffectively managed networks, bandwidth resources are ‘spent’ on non-mission critical processes like file transfers, e-mail and casual web browsing and these can substantially inhibit the flow of mission-critical information over the network,” he said.

He also said that solving the aforementioned challenge is buying of more bandwidth, which could prove to be very expensive and most organisations cannot justify the expense and it may not effectively manage the problem of bandwidth redundancy.

He said that with its Managed VPN service, Internet Solutions Limited, have addressed this issue by deploying an Architecture for Voice, Video, and Integrated Data (AVVID) compliant Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) based VPN service.

The MPLS, he said, allows customers to allocate classes of service to their specific traffic types in order to prioritise the more important data.

This, he said, was because voice, video, are mission-critical data that have stringent service requirements, superseding the conditions for generic data traffic, thereby giving mission-critical data priority over the network.

Also speaking, the Chief Technical Officer, Internet Solutions, Mr Lokesh Khanna said this technology is being provided in direct response to the needs of the Nigerian technology market at this time.

“This new Managed VPN service has ditched the on-size fits all approach when it comes to bandwidth resources; it allows customers to determine exactly what they need and enjoy a boutique IP service that is flexible, manageable and measurable,” he said.

He recalled that Internet Solutions offers an impressive suite of other connectivity, communication, cloud and carrier services that can be tailor-made to meet the IP needs of the Nigerian organisation.

“All Internet Solutions services are supported by an international backbone of resilient points of presence (POPS) strategically positioned around Africa, as well as New York, London, Mauritius and Hong Kong to ensure connectivity irrespective of local regions,” he said.

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