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OneAccess and the Auriga Network Announce New Satellite VPN Managed Services

By Katie Kriz | February 25, 2014
Eutelsat Ka Sat Downlink Uplink Coverage

Eutelsat’s KaSat downlink and uplink coverage. Photo: Eutelsat

[Via Satellite 02-25-2014] OneAccess and the Auriga Network have announced the availability of a business-grade satellite VPN managed service that will enable enterprise customers in the United Kingdom to establish a subscription-based, high-speed, fully encrypted VPN through Eutelsat’s next-generation KaSat satellite.

This service will enable distributed organizations with sites beyond the range of terrestrial networks to take advantage of KaSat’s high throughput satellite transmission speeds with an ultra-fast VPN. The service provides speeds of up to 20 Mbps download and 6 Mbps upload, enabling the delivery of traffic acceleration, IP routing and IP-VPN secure transport services.

“There is considerable demand for satellite VPN connectivity across a variety of U.K. sectors,” said Stephen Flood, CEO of Auriga Networks. “We are seeing particular interest from energy and utility companies, many of which have a business-critical need to securely connect hard-to-reach sites to their central infrastructure. As a result of OneAccess’ innovation in routing technologies, we are now able to offer the benefits of a Ka-band VPN via a managed service, reducing the cost of deployment for customers. Our first major customer implementation is now in its final stages and we look forward to making further announcements in 2014.”

This new service will also lower the typical cost of deployment for a solution of this kind. It no longer requires the use of a dedicated IP access concentrator to manage the data encryption, but instead uses a number of concentrators housed in a London-based telehouse. This reduces both the capex needed to provision a new satellite VPN as well as the opex needed to maintain the system.