Date Added: May 2010
Not only large enterprises, even small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) today need to share information in a safe and secure manner. They also often need to share applications privately between locations. All of these transactions must be secure and therefore, companies need to constantly innovative and implement IT services that enhance their productivity. These innovations should also help improve productivity of applications at a low cost. SMBs are also looking at ways to simplify the complexity of connecting multiple business locations and remote users. SMBs that are able to relate technology to their core business in an effective manner are able to make optimum use of the latest, performance-enhancing technologies. This way they are able to provide better customer experience and higher quality service. SMBs that already have a legacy framework in place; they are looking for ways to find a robust, flexible and cheaper connection to replace legacy systems. The idea for them is to stay competitive. The one solution that has emerged winner under these circumstances is the MPLS-based VPN technology that is a useful networking solution for small and medium businesses. This technology has picked up because of its high performance, flexibility and lower network total cost of ownership (TCO). MPLS has turned out as a solution that is able to provide secure broadband access and managed network solutions so that SMBs can connect to the Internet, business partners, mobile users and teleworkers in a secure environment.