How Virtual Private Networks (VPN) Work

The business world has changed a lot in the last couple of decades. Instead of simply dealing with local or regional concerns, many businesses now have to think about global markets and logistics. Many companies have facilities spread out across the country or around the world. One thing all of them need is a way to maintain fast, secure, and reliable communications wherever their offices are located.

Until fairly recently, this has meant the use of leased lines to maintain a wide area network (WAN). Leased lines, ranging from ISDN (integrated services network, 128 Kbps) to OC3 fiber (optical carrier-3, 155 Mbps), provided a company with a way to expand its private network beyond its immediate geographic area. A WAN had obvious advantages over a public network like the internet when it came to reliability, performance and security, but maintaining a WAN, particularly, when using leased lines, can become quite expensive and often increases in cost as the distance between the offices increases.

BOLT Internet can provide a T1 high speed internet feed with a static IP address to your office(s) and help you create and maintain your VPN. We will set up secure connections for satellite offices as well as connections for outside users. Call for pricing regarding setting up T1 service and a VPN.