MPLS (otherwise known as Multiprotocol Label Switching) service offers businesses around the world with a centralized wide area network that can be controlled from the carrier core for enhanced security and performance. Using MPLS technology, your business can communicate with all locations in a fully meshed network, instead of having different parts of the network communicate separately. This centralized infrastructure allows for better latency, jitter, and packet prioritization that allows video, voice, and data to travel over the network so that each application will perform at its optimum level.
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- “Smart” Packet Routing: Since the router doesn’t have to determine where the packets are going, the router can more quickly send the packets to their end destinations.
- QoS (Quality of Service): QoS is a method for monitoring and controlling the traffic running over your network, and ensuring that packets are prioritized in the event that congestion occurs. QoS acts like a traffic cop, determining which traffic is more important.
- Supplier Management: The supplier providing the MPLS network is responsible for ensuring that it works properly, which can cut down on your in-house IT costs. It will also free up time for your IT staff to work on other projects.
- Security: MPLS networks offer high levels of security, which is especially beneficial for companies with compliancy requirements.
- Scalability: MPLS networks allow an unlimited amount of sites to be added and supported. It can also be used over any medium, which means companies are not limited to specific products sets.
MPLS Vs. VPNs
Another main differentiator between MPLS and virtual private networks is security. In a VPN scenario, all an intruder needs to do to access the entire network is to compromise one single VPN server at any node on the network. VPN is, quite literally, only as strong as its weakest link. Once a hacker has penetrated one branch office, they have access to the entire network. In an MPLS scenario, every office connects to one centralized host, housed within the carrier's core network, and is protected by very sophisticated (and expensive) firewall hardware and software.
If your company runs real-time applications, such as Voice (SIP Trunking, Hosted PBX) or Video, or if you choose to have that traffic run over an MPLS network to guarantee that it operates smoothly, choosing the right MPLS provider is an important decision.
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