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J. Smith Lanier and Co Employs Private EarthLink MPLS Network to Realize Various Benefits

February 13, 2013

J. Smith Lanier and Co, a U.S.-based privately owned insurance broker, is making use of private EarthLink MPLS network in order to improve its security, performance, control, flexibility and cost efficiency.

The MPLS network from EarthLink was supposedly designed based on the security and performance demands of J. Smith Lanier and it is capable of improving site-to-site performance, minimizing delay and jitter, and eliminating bandwidth demands placed on the host to support all network traffic. J. Smith Lanier also acknowledged that it continues to be an EarthLink customer because no other vendor provides the same combination of performance, security, reliability and service. 

Michael Andrews, director of technology for J. Smith Lanier, stated, “I came from an environment with VPN, and comparatively, I like the stability, security and ease of management of MPLS. We don’t have a big staff so we appreciate the simplicity of managing EarthLink MPLS. It requires much less configuration than frame relay. When we add a new site, link or connection, it saves us time.”

EarthLink claimed that its seamless Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) network transcends individual technologies to help increase overall company productivity and improve business efficiencies. Ideal for distributed enterprises, the network is less complex and highly scalable letting businesses realize more flexibility, less overhead and improved control over network costs.

Some of the benefits and features of the EarthLink MPLS network are: six classes of service (CoS) over Ethernet, T1 and DSL; CoS honored edge-to-edge; premium router equipment with managed router services available; support for multiple routing protocols; ability to prioritize real-time applications; lower total cost of ownership; and more.

Michael D. Toplisek, EVP of sales and marketing at EarthLink, added, “J. Smith Lanier is a longstanding customer and we are proud that they turned to us when their network needs evolved. Their positive results are a great example of how businesses that rely on our MPLS expertise and consultative approach can benefit from a tailored network solution.”




Edited by Brooke Neuman

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