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If your business has multiple locations and you prefer a single private network tailored to your company's needs, a Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) network is for you.

In an MPLS network, each data packet receives a label that determines the best path to the final router — because the shortest path isn't always the fastest if it's congested. An MPLS network is far more efficient than a traditional Internet Protocol (IP) network, which has to repeatedly perform IP "routing lookups" to make a series of hops. MPLS ensures that the data packets quickly reach their intended destination, and it can even prioritize the packets so that some traffic receives preferential treatment. As a result, a business can make sure its most important applications have adequate bandwidth to perform optimally.

The following are benefits associated with using MPLS networks:

Enhanced User Experience

MPLS is ideal for businesses that wish to isolate specific types of traffic, including Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), video or data. For example, if your company often streams such high-bandwidth content as video, MPLS can improve your bandwidth utilization and eliminate latency by borrowing capacity from less important traffic streams. Or, if you own a telemarketing company, you might prioritize VoIP, so you don't experience dropped calls or voice distortion.

MPLS can also reroute traffic if there is a network interruption, improving uptime and speed. You can be assured that your business will always be running at full capacity — and will never lose revenue needlessly.

With MPLS's quality-of-service (QoS) management that caters to your business's specific needs, your business will ensure customer satisfaction.

Improved Mobility and Connectivity

MPLS allows employees in different locations to connect to company information and communicate with coworkers via a single virtual private network (VPN). With the freedom of the cloud, your employees will enjoy complete mobility whether they are in the office, on the road, or at home.

Increased Security

MPLS offers enhanced security for all companies — but it's a must for those enterprises that deal with sensitive data, such as health or financial records. MPLS will block denial-of-service (DoS) attacks and unauthorized network access through control- and data-plane protection. Your business will enjoy peace of mind that it is providing vigorous safeguards against unwanted intrusions.

For more information about how MPLS can increase reliability, mobility and security for your business, contact TelWare at 1-800-637-3148 or TelWare is a national leader in the installation of voice, video, data and unified communication solutions. TelWare is an authorized Avaya, Star2Star, 3CX and SimpleWAN dealer.

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