Convergix can help you set up a Secure Integrated
Solution for all your WAN and remote access needs.
A VPN Solution allows our clients to improve the security
and resilience of their Wide Area Network Systems while significantly
reducing operational costs.
Whether you wish to link 2 offices or 200 offices, the system
offers a secure, resilient, cost-effective solution.
This solution offers several significant benefits to our
The Internet is the fastest developing communications medium
on Earth. Access is available at more locations around the
world than any other network and more access points or POP's
(points of presence) are being established every day. It is
particularly notable that investment in the Internet and wireless
access services is outstripping the development of traditional
telephony infrastructure across the developing world. The
system allows our clients to quickly connect virtually any
location to their WAN.
The implementation of Internet connectivity is typically
considerably quicker than the implementation of more traditional
network connections such as leased line or frame relay. Our
clients can choose from any of the ISPs around the world and
create a unified VPN across these diverse services. New sites
and mobile users can be easily added to the system and modifications
to the VPN structure can be easily performed. Additionally
the network can be extended to any other Internet users such
as customers / suppliers / contractors on a temporary basis
As all network data entering or leaving each site is encrypted
using either Triple DES (168 Bit) or DES (56 Bit) encryption,
the security of the system is substantially better than that
offered by traditional Internet, RAS, Leased Line, or Frame
Relay networks. In order for the data to be intercepted, data
packets would have to be picked from among the packets traversing
the Internet, decrypted, and re-assembled to form the original
data. Encryption keys are changed at regular intervals in
order to ensure that in the unlikely event of a key being
compromised / decrypted, it is rendered useless within a short
period of time.
Value for money
The VPN system operates 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Each
site is normally permanently connected to a local Internet
POP. This connection to the Internet allows the organization
to transmit data to any location on the Internet for the same
low cost regardless of distance. Prices do not vary based
on the distance that the data has to travel or the volume
of data to be transmitted (unless the ISP charges are based
on data volume rather than bandwidth).
Typically the cost of implementing and operating this type
of network is 40 % to 60 % less than the cost of an equivalent
International Frame Relay network. Each site also benefits
from secure local Internet access for external E-mail, FTP,
Web browsing etc. thus further reducing costs.