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Multiprotocol Label Switching

Multiprotocol Label Switching, also known as MPLS, is a cutting edge protocol that efficiently manages network traffic flows. It's a good choice for businesses that work collaboratively across their organisation as well as customers and suppliers.

MPLS is a data carrying technique used by high speed telecommunications networks. It is designed to direct data from one network node to the next with short path labels instead of long network addresses. This avoids complex lookups in a routing table, which allows for efficient routing. The labels identify virtual paths between distant nodes instead of endpoints. There are many end benefits to using this protocol.

MPLS is a cost effective solution, because it allows sharing of large network resources with private routing for your customer's traffic. It allows automatic network configuration, which makes it very easy to set up new paths and bring on new sites, giving it better scalability than other protocols.

It offers more flexibility, because it allows you to tailor the network. MPLS can also carry any type of traffic, making it versatile and practical. You can also determine which types of traffic receive high priority. In today's times, reliability is very important as well. MPLS is very reliable and resilient, because the path that traffic is on can be automatically changed if one path fails.

There are many advantages of an MPLS protocol for large and small businesses alike. Contact one of our representatives to find out if an MPLS protocol is right for your business.


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