With Airfibre you can build your own private MPLS (Multi-Protocol Label Switching) VPN (Virtual Private Network) over a secure independent managed infrastructure delivered to a 99.95% Service Level Agreement. This means vital data and information will not have to traverse the public internet/third party networks.
Native MPLS support with traffic prioritisation for mission-critical applications gives you a future proof platform for the convergence of voice, video and data networks.
Airfibre's Metro Ethernet coverage and MPLS capability extends throughout the entire network and, as in the UK where ADSL/ADSL2+/SDSL and leased line interconnects to extend coverage beyond native coverage areas, Airfibre is initiating the same in Ireland. With Airfibre you have the opportunity to abandon separate networks for different applications in favour of a single framework using your own private IP addressing scheme.
Your Airfibre MPLS VPN affords you the opportunity to consolidate Internet traffic through a single ingress/egress connection; simplifying network design and administration, improving control and reducing the costs associated with multiple on-site firewalls that might otherwise be necessary. Combined with individual routing polices, traffic can be engineered to route to a primary site and then a failover business continuity/DR site or any combination you wish to determine.
Airfibre also offers a managed high availability virtual firewall service that enables all of your MPLS VPN connected branches/remote workers to take advantage of blue chip security facilities which are normally associated with only the largest organisations.
MPLS IP-VPN is a service provider layer 3 VPN technology that transports secure discreet overlay VPN solutions over a powerful shared backbone network affording you an opportunity to take advantage of the service provider's economies of scale. Airfibre's MPLS IP-VPN introduces optimum flexibility in ongoing network design and virtually unlimited scalability within a managed service package that provides assurance of quality of service and traffic engineering.
In many organisations that have multiple sites and which are not running an MPLS infrastructure, IT managers risk spending most of their time traveling between sites, setting up, managing and administering firewalls. Every change to or expansion of the network entails extensive setup and administration work on a complex set of rules that are prone to error.
The strategic importance of inter-branch communications is now critical with increased dependency upon IP telephony, virtualisation and web-based services - if you don't have a network, you don't have a business.
If you rely on IT-based interdependency between organisations, then it is essential that you have a secure network infrastructure, which is capable of supporting mission-critical applications, as well as rudimentary everyday communications.
Airfibre's MPLS IP-VPN services provide a secure, resilient platform for sharing applications and information. They also support IP telephony between branch offices and remote workers across its Cisco based MPLS network and offers prioritisation for mission critical and delay-sensitive applications.
Within Airfibre's Ireland and UK coverage areas, connections operate at data rates of up to 1Gbps with point-to-multi point communication direct between locations. This is done without touching the public Internet, thereby insuring the best possible performance.
For locations beyond Airfibre's coverage areas integration is possible by incorporating third party ADSL, SDSL and leased lines within Airfibre's central management framework. Having a single point of responsibility for multiple operators removes the possibility of finger pointing between suppliers in the event of problems arising.
Airfibre's management and infrastructure personnel monitor all VPNs 24 hours a day, ensuring potential network faults and issues are proactively addressed before user service is affected.
A single point of Internet access allows a single firewall to control all communications to and from the web for all sites within the VPN. The managed firewall can either be located on-site at a customer's office or on-net as a fully managed service.
Build your VPN across Airfibre's State-of-the-Art MPLS Infrastructure