WORLDCOM EXPANDS PRIVATE IP NETWORK BASED VPN SERVICE.WorldCom's (WCOEQ) Private IP network-based VPN (Virtual Private Network) A private network that is configured within a public network (a carrier's network or the Internet) in order to take advantage of the economies of scale and management facilities of large networks. service is one of the first to deliver real-time traffic management and performance reporting capabilities globally. With WorldCom's Private IP Platinum service, companies can better manage and monitor their virtual private networks to optimize optimize - optimisation network and applications performance, streamline network management and control costs.
"WorldCom continues to lead the industry delivering premier global VPN services and tools to enterprises," said Jim DeMerlis, WorldCom vice president of product management. "The advanced performance management tools we've built into Private IP Platinum provide the next level of assurance our customers require to confidently plan and implement their corporate network requirements worldwide."
WorldCom's Private IP Platinum service is ideal for new and existing VPN customers wanting to extend their network visibility and analytical capabilities. Using a secure Web-based interface, customers can review and evaluate real-time and historic VPN metrics metrics Managed care A popular term for standards by which the quality of a product, service, or outcome of a particular form of Pt management is evaluated. See TQM. like latency (1) The time between initiating a request in the computer and receiving the answer. Data latency may refer to the time between a query and the results arriving at the screen or the time between initiating a transaction that modifies one or more databases and its completion. , throughput, circuit usage, and packet loss in real-time, hourly, daily, weekly, monthly and annual performance reporting formats. With this level of detail, customers can shift network resources or optimize bandwidth to accommodate up-to-the minute business requirements. Additionally, enterprises can more simply validate their network performance against WorldCom's stringent, credit-bearing service level agreements, which are some of the most competitive in the industry.
With Private IP Platinum's highly effective, proactive notification feature, customers can potentially avert or quickly resolve network performance issues globally. This advanced design significantly reduces troubleshooting Troubleshooting is a form of problem solving. It is the systematic search for the source of a problem so that it can be solved. Troubleshooting is often a process of elimination - eliminating potential causes of a problem. by providing a comprehensive global look at all network systems including the physical network, operating environment In computing, an operating environment is the environment in which users run programs, whether in a command line interface, such as in MS-DOS or the Unix shell, or in a graphical user interface, such as in the Macintosh operating system. , provisioning, alarm systems, and traffic routing mechanisms.
"The Platinum option moves WorldCom's Private IP solution up the value stack for MPLS-based VPN users," said Steve Harris Steve Harris or Stephen Harris may refer to:
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CPE - Customer Premises Equipment ) and software, ongoing maintenance, service management support, access to WorldCom's Web-based reporting service and premier troubleshooting capabilities. The service is available immediately for a low monthly fee per circuit.
"WorldCom is committed to using the principles of Total Quality Management in our operations and customer support," said DeMerlis. "We've built quality processes into our front and back-end service delivery in the form of feature-rich products supported by industry-leading service level guarantees backed by monetary credits, plus the tools customers need to monitor and measure the quality of service we deliver."
With Private IP Platinum, customers gain access to online reporting through the WorldCom Customer Center (http://www.worldcom.com/us/wcc), the company's electronic customer relationship management Web portal See portal. . The Customer Center also provides a 24/7 venue for WorldCom VPN customers to order, provision, monitor, report, purchase and pay for their WorldCom services.
WorldCom offers the most extensive suite of secure VPN and data networking services to meet every customer's need and management preference -- from traditional private line, frame relay A high-speed packet switching protocol used in wide area networks (WANs). Providing a granular service of up to DS3 speed (45 Mbps), it has become popular for LAN to LAN connections across remote distances, and services are offered by most major carriers. and ATM networks to advanced VPN solutions -- all backed by the highest performance guarantees. Each runs over WorldCom's global IP and facilities-based data networks and is a part of the full continuum of integrated communication products and services WorldCom provides to enterprises of all sizes around the world.
About WorldCom, Inc.
WorldCom, Inc. (WCOEQ, MCWEQ) is a pre-eminent pre·em·i·nent or pre-em·i·nent
Superior to or notable above all others; outstanding. See Synonyms at dominant, noted.
[Middle English, from Latin prae global communications provider for the digital generation, operating in more than 65 countries. With one of the most expansive, wholly-owned IP networks in the world, WorldCom provides data and Internet services for businesses to communicate in today's market. In April 2002, WorldCom launched The Neighborhood built by MCI (1) (Media Control Interface) A high-level programming interface from Microsoft and IBM for controlling multimedia devices. It provides commands and functions to open, play and close the device.
(2) (Microwave Communications Inc. -- the industry's first truly any-distance, all-inclusive local and long-distance offering to consumers for one fixed monthly price.
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