Orange Business expands Business VPN to tap global clients


Orange Business Services has announced expansion of its core Business VPN service to address the demand from global businesses for high-performance, secure access to Internet-based cloud and Web services.

Business VPN Internet helps enterprises manage explosion of Internet traffic. It helps businesses improve performance of the entire network by eliminating congestion risks on the IP VPN, reducing Internet access latency and prioritizing business critical traffic.

Orange Business Services has signed global engineering professional services company Aurecon as an early adopter of the service. According to Sean Elwick, head of IS, Aurecon, the Business VPN has helped them improve their application performance worldwide for enhanced end-user experience and increased network visibility.

Orange Business business-VPNOrange Business Services considers Business VPN Internet as a cornerstone of its Hybrid Network strategy. The company is delivering the service through 15 global Internet gateways on five continents.

The distributed Internet gateways break traffic out closer to the user to eliminate the latency caused by the long physical distances between the user, the gateway and the destination web site.

Business VPN Internet also ensures that Internet connectivity complies with the enterprise security policy, while delivering Internet costs benefits through smart pricing.

Each gateway provides virtual firewall protection based on the customer’s security policy. Orange Business Services can also provide cloud-based security such as URL filtering to complement the service.

The service provides geo-localization as standard, so that users in each country are able to access local Internet services.

The new Internet Class of Service (CoS) enables accurate application prioritization and supports traffic bursting between the Internet and IP VPN as required.

The hybrid Internet/WAN ports can offer bandwidth cost savings of up to 30 percent, the company claims. The solution is available with no additional capital expenditure for customers.

Orange Business Services launched its Hybrid Network strategy to help enterprises cope with the predicted tripling of global IP traffic between 2014 and 2018. To enable digital transformation, enterprises need a network that can manage different kinds of traffic and prioritize them based on importance, location, device and user.

The Orange Business Services Hybrid Network is a combination of traditional IP VPN and the Internet. It is built upon three pillars: distributed Internet breakout, Internet offload which moves selected traffic from the enterprise IP VPN onto the Internet according to business rules, and cloud interconnection between the network and the cloud service provider.

“By seamlessly integrating secure Internet and cloud services into our core network, we are able to support new ways of working and deliver the best possible end-user experience,” says Pierre-Louis Biaggi, head of the Network Solutions Business Unit, Orange Business Services.

“Ultimately, Hybrid Networks as we conceive them at Orange Business Services, help drive the move toward digital transformation by supporting the new generation of Internet-based services,” Biaggi added.

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