New Managed VPN Service – Now IPC Is Single Source Provider For Internal and External Voice and Data Communications.
Having recently introduced our latest Financial Markets Network offering — Managed Virtual Private Network (VPN) Service — IPC customers can now have the convenience and cost effectiveness of a single source managed network service provider for both their internal voice and data communications and external communications to clients and their trading community.
“Many firms have already deployed IPC’s Connexus, Direct Connect and Trader Voice solutions to connect to their trading counterparties,” says Joe Pickel, vice president, Network Services, IPC. “And, IPC’s Enhanced Voice Services (EVS) is a key component of many firms’ business continuity planning and disaster recovery strategy. Now, with Managed VPN we have enterprise wide voice and data needs covered, too, so firms can have just one source for simplifying all their trading communications requirements.”
Tailored for the capital markets, IPC’s Managed VPN service delivers a global MPLS-based wide area network service that enables mission-critical enterprise connectivity for voice, video and data applications. The solution enables a firm to seamlessly connect its office locations on a private, highly secure, worldwide network, helping the firm achieve a fully connected company.
IPC’s Managed VPN Service provides customers a flexible and customizable set of topology options including meshed any-to-any, hub-and-spoke and point-to-point designs. The service provides the ability to prioritize network traffic and bandwidth via three distinct classes of service — premium, enhanced and basic — with bursting options. Through state-of-the-art monitoring tools, IPC proactively monitors performance, including jitter, latency, and packet loss; manages capacity and resolves faults.
With the addition of a Managed VPN Service IPC can architect complete voice and data solutions that leverage IPC’s converged access designs. Converged access allows all of IPC’s network products and solutions to be delivered fully resilient (if chosen), to the client’s site using a vastly simplified delivery design. Access for Private Line Voice, Direct Connect for Managed Ethernet, the Connexus Cloud for delivering or consuming extranet based services, and now the addition of a Managed VPN all delivered down a single connection fully managed and back by industry leading SLA’s.
“Having one vendor and one point of contact can make lives easier,” continues Pickel. “No longer having to chase multiple vendors can save a lot of time. Additionally, having a unified, fully managed network lowers operational costs and reduces total cost of ownership since one does not need to hire additional staff to manage the network.”