Avoiding The Challenges Of Do-lt-Yourself Broadband VPNs

Winther, Mark
February 2006
Business Communications Review;Feb2006, Vol. 36 Issue 2, p28
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the advantages and challenges of broadband-based virtual private networks on network managers. The following are the top applications where broadband delivers proven economic advantages and performance gains: (1) speeded-up access; (2) back-up for frame relay and multi protocol label switching; (3) small/branch office connectivity; and (4) integrated services digital networks replacement. On the other hand, broadband VPNs has the following challenges: (1) divergent contract terms; (2) currency conversion; (3) language problems; (4) multiple invoices; and (5) unpredictable routing. To rectify the problems inherent within self-management of broadband-based VPNs, one should consult managed service providers. The provider of managed broadband VPN services will be the one to handle key management functions.


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