Level 3 Launches New WAN Solution Packages to Simplify Enterprise Network Complexity

By Enterprise Networking Planet Staff | Sep 30, 2011 | Print this Page

Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LVLT) has announced that it is now offering a new wide area networking (WAN) solution for enterprises. As noted in the online news release, Level 3 is packaging services such as dedicated Internet access (DIA), multi-protocol label switching (MPLS)-based virtual private network (VPN), Ethernet and managed services.


"Given the rising adoption of virtualization, mobility and cloud applications, enterprises are increasingly struggling with complex networks whose architecture hampers overall business productivity and efficiency. Enterprise application data flows have changed, and outdated network architectures can increase latency, or traffic delays, dramatically, resulting in reduced application performance. The increasing amount and complexity of network traffic for businesses requires comprehensive solutions that can prioritize and accelerate essential applications and enhance their performance.

"Level 3’s new WAN solution includes multiple components that offer an integrated approach to solving complex network management. The package includes: improved WAN assessment and design that incorporates professional services, varying levels of managed services for customer equipment, network-based firewalls to speed up access to cloud applications, WAN optimization that offers increased visibility into application performance, and a full portfolio of Level 3’s advanced, award-winning data services. In addition to these components, new Ethernet access options with competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC) and cable partners extend Level 3’s reach to help enterprises lower total costs while maintaining end-to-end service level agreements (SLAs)."

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