VPN (Virtual Private Network)

Connect your business to the continent and 

enable IP VPN through our MPLS network 

  • Empowers  your business to expand and link your branches seamlessly 
  • Whether you operate across 4 or 40 countries, speak to us to help you gear up your business for mobility and growth.

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What is VPN?

A Virtual Private Network is defined as a network whereby customer connectivity amongst multiple sites is deployed on a shared infrastructure with the same policies as a private network. The main function of a VPN is to facilitate connectivity between a remote customer's sites securely, with quality of service built in.

A Virtual Private Network is an overlay network deployed on top of another network (physical network) where the two networks are separate and never communicate.  A VPN uses encryption to permit organizations to establish secure, end-to-end connections over a third party network, such as the Internet. The VPN helps preserve data confidentiality and integrity.

Technologies used to build VPNs:

  • Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS)
  • Internet

Multi-Protocol Label Switch (MPLS)

Vodacom Business’ VPN service is based on an MPLS (Multi-Protocol Label Switching) platform which is the next-generation network infrastructure combining flexible any-to-any communication found on the Internet with the reliability, quality and security similar to that found in privately owned and managed networks. As a technology, the MPLS ensures that the customer’s traffic is efficiently transported over the service provider’s network infrastructure. Whilst it achieves this, it also guarantees traffic separation which occurs without any form of tunnelling or encryption, because it is built directly into  the network itself.

VPN service types and costs

We offer VPN services on multiple Internet access mediums, including Leased Line, Fibre, Microwave, Satellite, ADSL and mobile.

National VPN

  • Provides seamless network connections between customer sites
  • Enables applications to be differentiated so that they don’t impact each other negatively, thus maintaining service quality from start to finish

VPN iXchange

  • Uses the Vodacom MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching) IP network to provide secure access to third-party services and applications
  • Offers secure access to services and applications including corporate banking services, trading feeds, credit bureau service and application support services

Please note:

  • The cost of the service depends on your business requirements


Traditional routing

MPLS routing

Every packet routed independently as if it's the only packet
Combines traditional routing with label forwarding
Each router does a look-up and forwards each packet to the
next hop
The path/route through the network is established upfront and labelled by Vodacom Business.
The path/route is established hop-by-hop for every packet
Packets belonging to that path are labelled at entry to the MPLS network.
Traffic flow through network is determined by the routers
Forwarding decisions then made on label only – no routing table lookups
The routers decide the path the packet will take through the
network
Provides customers with managed bandwidth over service provider`s network.



What is VPN?

A Virtual Private Network is defined as a network whereby customer connectivity amongst multiple sites is deployed on a shared infrastructure with the same policies as a private network. The main function of a VPN is to facilitate connectivity between a remote customer's sites securely, with quality of service built in.


A Virtual Private Network is an overlay network deployed on top of another network (physical network) where the two networks are separate and never communicate.  A VPN uses encryption to permit organizations to establish secure, end-to-end connections over a third party network, such as the Internet. The VPN helps preserve data confidentiality and integrity.

Technologies used to build VPNs:

  • Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS)
  • Internet

Multi-Protocol Label Switch (MPLS)

Vodacom Business’ VPN service is based on an MPLS (Multi-Protocol Label Switching) platform which is the next-generation network infrastructure combining flexible any-to-any communication found on the Internet with the reliability, quality and security similar to that found in privately owned and managed networks. As a technology, the MPLS ensures that the customer’s traffic is efficiently transported over the service provider’s network infrastructure. Whilst it achieves this, it also guarantees traffic separation which occurs without any form of tunnelling or encryption, because it is built directly into the network itself.

    Why should I get VPN?


    One seamless, secure network across your organisation

    • Seamlessly integrate all your networking solutions, including inter-branch connectivity and voice services as well as access to hosted services and applications in the Vodacom Data Centre
    • Get total network connectivity on one integrated platform

    Empower your business via controlled access

    • Interact with suppliers, customers and peers in a private environment
    • Provide selected stakeholders with secure access to your network applications
    • Improve your business operations to offer better service and satisfaction to your customers

    Prioritise your traffic

    • Use the VPN network to handle and distinguish between high-priority traffic and less time-sensitive traffic
    • Prioritise applications such as voice and multimedia, stock data updates and regular bulk data backups based on the importance.




    Fast deployment

    • Save time for your business with rapid provisioning and deployment of VPN


    Data security

    • Get the best protection for your data through full proactive monitoring and surveillance of your network
    • Powerful security features


    Guaranteed and reliable service

    • Get reliable and assured service backed by comprehensive SLAs (Service Level Agreements)



     

    Choice of speeds based on your business needs

    • Choose bandwidth speeds that match your business requirement
    • Select the most suitable service class and performance level for data, voice and video applications

    Global reach

    • Get worldwide coverage and global networking power with our robust infrastructure
    • Collaborate remotely all over the world, without having to worry about security

    Reduced costs

    • Save on infrastructure expenses
    • Collaborate cost-effectively between remote sites through seamless business continuity
    • Free up human resources