Ardent Communications Inc., a broadband access and bundled-data services provider, unveiled two VPN products, one of which uses MPLS. The Arlington, Va., company said its virtual private network solution is the first such product to use Multiprotocol Label Switching routing in corporate VPNs.
By using MPLS, Ardent gives enterprises secure links between multiple locations that use high-bandwidth connections.
Each IP packet is encapsulated and assigned a label by an edge router and then sent through a virtual tunnel over the Ardent network.
The MPLS VPN costs $200 per month per site.