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IP VPN

IP VPN

Services for reliable, secure MPLS-based communications and data networks

  • Modular, industrially produced VPN services
  • VPN as a fully-managed service with end-to-end responsibility transferred to the provider 
  • A stable service delivery platform (MPLS)
  • Worldwide access to centrally hosted applications
  • Data transmission in line with defined classes of service
  • Inherent security via MPLS production platform
  • Includes technology, processes, and interfaces that are ready for VoIP and hybrid VPNs
  • Faster international connectivity to the MPLS platform via the Internet with IPSec encryption
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Kornelia Bogen

UK Marketing Executive

Secure global IP VPN WAN networks


IntraSelect from T-Systems is a managed IP VPN solution based on MPLS (multiprotocol label switching). This allows time-sensitive data to be prioritized and, ensures secure, reliable access to centrally hosted applications and cloud services.
IntraSelect Fixed Connect is particularly suited to the integration of corporate sites, providing flexible, scalable bandwidths of up to 10 Gbit/s. T-Systems’ IP VPN solutions offer extremely robust security, creating the ideal basis for implementing IP telephony. IP VPN technology enables application-driven prioritization of certain data types, in line with up to eight classes of service (CoS). It supports service availability levels of up to 99.99 percent.
IntraSelect Remote Connect allows the secure, reliable integration of small-scale sites, teleworkers and mobile professionals into the corporate network via multiple methods (e.g. DSL, LTE, hotspots). Access is possible via a private platform, or over the Internet in conjunction with IPSec/SSL encryption. From 2016, the high-performance overlay network of T-Systems’ partner, Akamai, will enable faster international Internet connectivity to the MPLS platform via IPSec encryption.
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Technical specifications

Fixed Connect
  • Direct connectivity between company sites on a national or international level
  • Connectivity up to 10 GBit/s (symmetrical) or up to 100/40 MBit/s (asymmetrical)
  • Mobile access via LTE/UMTS
  • Encrypted connectivity via Internet, including CoS
  • Prioritization of data with up to eight quality of service classes
  • Worldwide provisioning of applications, prioritized according to need and quality parameters (delay, jitter, packet loss)
  • Concurrent use of multiple logical VPNs on a single access line by means of multi-VPN technology
Remote Connect
  • Encrypted Internet connectivity for small and satellite offices and teleworkers, both in Germany and worldwide
  • Faster Internet connection from early 2016 (for all applications, not just http/https)
  • Support for mobile professionals working on a variety of devices (smartphones, laptops, tablets) on the basis of software clients via Internet or mobile dial-in
  • Highly robust security through multi-factor authorization
Extranet
  • Corporate network access for national and international business partners
  • Scalable for small, mid-sized and major enterprises
  • Supports all IP-based applications, including EDI data exchange, multimedia and email
  • A single extranet access point supports all external B-to-B data exchange (1:n communications)
  • The basis for machine-to-machine (M2M) communications
  • Quality and security features (such as a closed corporate network)
  • Secure access to community-cloud services

References

Logo Phonak
Phonak develops, manufactures and markets highly advanced hearing aids and wireless acoustics solutions. Established 60 years ago, the company is headquartered in Stäfe, Switzerland. It offers a comprehensive portfolio of state-of-the-art technologies for people with hearing impairments, plus products for studio and security communications, the tourism sector, and for noise protection. Phonak is a part of the global Sonova Group, employs more than 6,800 staff at 40 subsidiaries, and is represented in more than 100 countries.

The challenge

  • Establish a robust, high-performance corporate network
  • Streamline voice communications and data exchange worldwide
  • Migrate to a standard solution
  • Create an ICT solution that can scale in line with business growth
  • Improve support for sales by means of a centralized and harmonized IT landscape

The solution

  • Implementation and operation of an MPLS WAN
  • Centralized application operations with prioritization of time-sensitive data
  • Transfer of responsibility to T-Systems for operation of heterogeneous legacy networks (simple Internet VPN solutions)
  • Reduced latency through local Internet break-outs
  • Access speeds of 2 to 10 Mb/s, depending on requirements

The benefits

  • 24/7 availability with central around-the-clock monitoring
  • Single point of contact and service desk
  • Number of incidents and incident duration halved
  • Speed of administrative workflows doubled
  • Future-proof solution with investment protection through quick-and-simple integration of new sites in the event of acquisitions or restructuring
  • Responsiveness to changing market needs or structural changes with an impact on networks
Logo IVV
ivv is a full-service IT provider specialized in the needs of insurance companies. It currently employs approximately 370 staff, and posts annual revenues of about 85 million euro. The portfolio includes data center and network services, output management, and mobile technology and security solutions.

The Challenge

  • Upgrade the existing DSL-based data network for insurance provider VGH
  • Provide the bandwidth required for new applications for claims management
  • Roll out network solution to almost 1000 sites (for insurers VGH, ÖVB, ÖSA) outside of office hours
  • Reduce operational effort

The solution

  • New, managed IP VPN based on MPLS
  • Migration to SDSL technology at as many sites as possible
  • Simultaneous roll-out to 120 sites per month
  • Range of products: 1.5 Mbit/s, 2.5 Mbit/s, standard fixed-line connections

The benefits

  • Smooth SDSL roll-out according to a predefined schedule
  • Rapid, reliable data transfer
  • Guaranteed data transmission rates
  • Less administrative overhead through central network management and single point of contact
  • Further enhancements and innovations within the scope of long-term partnership
Schleswig-Holstein is Germany’s northernmost federal state. It has a total area of 15,764 square kilometers, and is home to about 2,780,000 people; its population density is therefore comparatively low. As a result, it is difficult for government agencies to establish effective organizational structures and to deliver high-quality services to all citizens. The Ministry of the Interior, in particular, with its broad remit, needs a powerful, efficient communications infrastructure. Its responsibilities include, for example, policing, homeland security, and regulation of the construction industry.

The challenge

  • Replacement of five independent communications networks with a single, consolidated network for both voice and data
  • Implementation of voice over IP (VoIP) at 700 sites
  • Assignment of quality of service to data and voice traffic
  • Support for closed user groups for specific agencies and sites by means of VPNs (virtual private networks)

The solution

  • Integrated MPLS voice and data network infrastructure for 80 agencies with 320 offices and 40,000 employees
  • Direct broadband connections to the MPLS backbone for all IT systems and PBXs via access routers and VoIP gateways
  • MPLS technology supports setup of VoIP and VPN connections

The benefits

  • Redundant network design guarantees 99.8 percent availability
  • Solution is audit-ready, and compliant with data-protection requirements
  • The state’s own data center can monitor and modify the network itself
  • Phone calls within the entire network are free of charge
  • Calls to numbers outside the network are routed to the closest internal PBX to ensure communications are only charged at local rates
Logo Corpus Sireo
Corpus Sireo manages real estate for insurance companies, banks and other businesses throughout Europe to a value of approximately 16.3 billion euros. It has 11 offices and almost 550 employees. It provides comprehensive solutions for the purchase, management and marketing of individual properties and entire portfolios, with a focus on adding value. Corpus Sireo provides expert advice and assistance across the entire asset lifecycle, from analysis, to procurement, to management and disposal.

The challenge

  • Poor WAN performance as a result of hosting by two providers
  • The goal was to create a fully managed corporate network providing consistently high-quality services to the entire organization
  • Internet access no longer restricted to fixed-line connections but also wireless for mobile devices via WLAN at Corpus Sireo sites
  • A need to create a fully managed system for all networks without the need for investment in new hardware

The solution

  • Consolidated, harmonized and fully managed VPN
  • Migration from MPLS Flex solution to IntraSelect Fixed Connect
  • Copper cabling replaced by fiber optics
  • Remote Connect Internet (RCI) for VPN connectivity outside corporate environment

The benefits

  • T-Systems is the single point of contact for all network issues, and provides an end-to-end solution for data and voice
  • Maintenance service with resolution within 4 hours and 98.5 percent availability
  • Bandwidth doubled for almost all sites
  • Mobile employees have access to Corpus Sireo VPN via RCI

Future-proof communications with IP VPNs

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Networks have to be adaptable and agile, capable of accommodating changing business needs. IP VPNs provide an answer to challenges such as growing data volumes and the demand for seamless collaboration across multiple sites – in the shape of a simple, scalable solution. They enable powerful connections to be forged between people, sites and applications.

MPLS-based connectivity

IntraSelect is an IP VPN offering, comprising a choice of connectivity modules for integration of permanent sites, mobile employees and extranets. It is possible to vary bandwidth, increase the number of sites or add new services in line with changing business requirements. Key elements include the highly functional MPLS platform for managed connections, and new features for smart, efficient data transport.

Integration of small-scale sites at low cost 

Platforms such as IntraSelect harness path-based routing to distribute load efficiently in line with application needs, and to enable dynamic responses to resource bottlenecks. Platform solutions allow flexibility when choosing the most suitable technology for each access point. In other words, it is possible to deploy highly affordable low-bandwidth lines for small-scale sites, and to implement broadband for major offices and cloud service providers – with one and the same platform. It also means quick-and-easy scalability should load increase. 
Traffic offloading and other mechanisms enable the utilization of otherwise idle backup resources during regular operations. For example, a secure connection is configured as an additional transmission path, and employed for back-up purposes as well as for accommodating peaks in load. Low-priority traffic is offloaded, ensuring the cost-effective use of existing assets.

Worldwide connectivity guarantees high quality and availability

IntraSelect is produced on T-Systems’ high-performance IP MPLS platform, supporting approximately 4,047,000,000 megabytes (4.0 petabytes) of IP traffic daily and worldwide. This backbone platform enables global data exchange, in combination with exceptionally high availability, a large number of PoPs, and rapid rerouting. The worldwide network infrastructure, with approximately 300,000 kilometers of fiber-optic cables, is constantly beeing extended and enhanced. Currently, T-Systems manages more than 1,800 IP VPNs for some 68,000 sites, and 278,000 routers and switches at customer locations around the globe.

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