Orange expands Business VPN service
New Business VPN Internet to deliver secure, high-performance service
Orange Business Services is extending its core Business VPN service with a new Business VPN Internet offering.
The service is designed to meet the growing demand from multinational corporations (MNCs) for high-performance, secure access to Internet-based cloud and Web services.
Business VPN Internet is a part of the Orange Business Services Hybrid Network strategy. It is intended to provide secure business-class Internet, to improve performance for the entire network by eliminating congestion risks on the IP VPN, reducing Internet access latency and prioritizing business-critical traffic.
To deliver Business VPN Internet, Orange Business Services has initially invested in 15 global Internet gateways on five continents, including one in Bahrain. 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.
Business VPN Internet is delivered as an extension of Business VPN, so that customers have a single provider for both IP VPN and Internet services, which reduces their management overhead. Business VPN Internet also ensures that Internet connectivity complies with the enterprise security policy, while delivering Internet costs benefits through smart pricing.
Other features of the service includes each gateway providing virtual firewall protection based on the customer's security policy; geolocalization as standard, so that users in each country are able to access local Internet services; and Internet Class of Service (CoS) to enable accurate application prioritization and to support traffic bursting between the Internet and IP VPN as required.
Orange said that competitively priced hybrid Internet/WAN ports can offer bandwidth cost savings of up to 30%.
"By seamlessly integrating secure Internet and cloud services into our core network, we are able to support new ways of working and deliver the best possible end-user experience," said Pierre-Louis Biaggi, head of the Network Solutions Business Unit, Orange Business Services. "Ultimately, Hybrid Networks as we conceive them at Orange Business Services, help drive the move toward digital transformation by supporting the new generation of Internet-based services."