In an age of digital transformation, high performing, resilient connectivity is critical.

In our partnership with Virtual1 who is the first UK carrier with a fully software-defined network that covers over 180 towns and cities across the UK, which represents over 75% of all UK businesses – we utilise the cutting-edge network which is fully software-defined, meaning key network changes are fully automated.

We have access to over 35 different networks, what’s more, we have taken back control so that we can add to, move, or modify your solutions—all in real-time.

What we deliver…

  • Deliver cutting edge connectivity to solutions to businesses across the UK, and international from 10Mb to 10Gb
  • Choose the right technology and resilience options for every business
  • Taken complete network control and visibility via the Managed SD-WAN solutions
  • We can control your solutions and customise your service on the fly
  • Deliver fully integrated solutions, privately connecting to the key vendors in your portfolio

This gives our customers…

  • Optimise network performance to deliver resilience, security and competitive advantage to our customers
  • Keep critical data safe with top-notch security options from firewalls to Managed SD-WAN
  • Enjoy network reliability

OUR SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORK

By the introduction of fixed templates and standardisation, we have access to perform many of the configuration changes that would traditionally have relied upon the carrier.

We can implement configuration changes online directly on the network, removing the possibility of errors and delay from the process and delivering those updates in real-time.

Key features which we control include:

  • Bandwidth changes
  • VLAN resizing
  • QoS changes
  • BGP configuration
  • Monitoring
  • IP Address changes

This means, when combined with an SD-WAN proposition, we have full control of all aspects of the solutions delivered, from bandwidth to applications and data.

Click this drop down to see more features we control

IPv4 Routing Enabled by default. Provides advertising of a single subnet on the LAN interface
IPv6 Routing Provides advertising of a single /64 subnet on the LAN interface out to the WAN
DHCP Helper Router acts as a DHCP relay for the customer’s existing off-site server
DHCP Server Router acts as a self-contained DHCP Server for IPv4
Targeted Broadcast Allow a crafted Wake on LAN packet to be sent to the router LAN interface.
Basic Firewall Put router into Flow mode and use RFC1918 addresses on the LAN side. Use one of the NAT bolt-ons to create rules for traffic
One-to-Many NAT The entire LAN Subnet is advertised out as a single Public IP address. Block all unsolicited inbound traffic. [Requires Basic Firewall]
One-to-One NAT SMTP A single LAN IP address is advertised out as a single Public IP address for ports relating to SMTP mail servers. Block all unsolicited inbound traffic. [Requires Basic Firewall]
One-to-One NAT WWW A single LAN IP address is advertised out as a single Public IP address for ports relating to Web servers [Requires Basic Firewall]
One-to-One NAT FTP A single LAN IP address is advertised out as a single Public IP address for a ports relating to FTP
One-to-One NAT SIP A single LAN IP address is advertised out as a single Public IP address for a ports relating to SIP
Additional VRF VLAN Connection Additional VRF VLAN Connection
Layer 2 VLAN to CMS Group Connect [Requires Additional VLAN port] Turns-on private layer 2 VLAN back to a physical LAN port on the EDD mapped to an existing CMS Connect
E-Line 101 IA Extract VLAN 101 from E-Line and route to the Internet
E-Line 102 SIP Extract VLAN 102 from E-Line and route to SIP Exchange
Trunked LAN port Turns-on VLAN tagging on a LAN interface to allow for support for mapping to all WAN VLANs on one port [Incompatible with Additional LAN port]
Additional LAN Port Turns-on an additional LAN interface to allow for support for mapping to another WAN VLAN [Incompatible with Trunked VLAN port]
Additional Public IP Adds another public IP address to the LAN port or NAT pool
Inbound IPv4/IPv6 Static Adds another public IP address to the LAN port or NAT pool
VRRP IPv4 and IPv6 Enables support for two routers sharing a single IPv4 OR ipV6 address on the LAN for resilience
Enhanced Monitoring JFlow support for use by 1View
BGP Public Peering BGP peering with a customer’s own public ASN
eBGP over LAN BGP route exchange between Virtual1 CPE and customer LAN equipment
MPF Line Phone line for use by Broadband products
QoS Scheduling Assigning bandwidth reservations to certain QoS queues so that marked traffic is prioritised correctly.
QoS Marking Marking traffic from the LAN so that it drops into QoS queues
Read-only SNMP Enable SNMP access to the router from a specific server

OUR RESILIENCY OPTIONS

With the perception of 24/7 availability and near real-time responses, businesses cannot afford any downtime, which makes a single point of failure a very risky option.

Due to the criticality of connectivity, we provide a range of resiliency options from diverse exchange routing to using our partner’s supply chain to deliver carrier diverse solutions, or a mix of technology, including Copper, Fibre, and Cellular technology.  We can add resilient elements to a network from the physical location of the access circuits, to the routing options and automated facilities on the customer premises equipment.

Click this drop down to see a full list of the resilience options available

Product Broadband (ADSL or FTTC) Fibre Service (EFM, EoFTTC

Fibre Ethernet)

Basic Resilience Fibre Resilience Carrier Diverse Diverse Exchange
Description Single Copper-based service. Supports 1 service only (such as internet or SIP), with no failover. Single Fibre based service Supports multiple services, with no failover. A primary Fibre service with a copper-based failover. Supports multiple services on Primary, failover would only support 1 (Such as Voice, or Internet). Fibre-based primary and failover service.

Supports multiple services at all times. This service is not diverse.

A Fibre Ethernet connection from Virtual1 and another carrier.

Diverse routing provided on best endeavors.

Supports Multiple services at all times.

2 Fibre Ethernet connections routed back to 2 different exchanges,

utilising different fibre routes.

Supports Multiple services at all times.

Primary Connectivity Copper DSL Fibre based Fibre based Fibre based Fibre based Fibre based
Failover Connectivity None None Copper DSL EFM or EoFTTC Fibre based Fibre based
Primary Services Supported 1 Multiple Multiple Multiple Multiple Multiple (n/a on Layer 2)
Failover Services Supported n/a n/a 1 Multiple Multiple Multiple (n/a on Layer 2)
CPE Options Single Single Single/ Dual Single/ Single/ Single/ Dual
Primary Carrier Other Virtual1 Virtual1 Virtual1 Virtual1 Virtual1
Failover Carrier n/a n/a Other Virtual1 Other Virtual1

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