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IIJ to Launch New VPN Solution with NGN
TOKYO-April 24, 2012-Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ, NASDAQ: IIJI, TSE1: 3774), one of Japan's leading Internet access and comprehensive network solutions providers, today announced the May 7, 2012, release of a new VPN solution using the Internet (IPv6 IPoE) Connection service provided as part of the FLET'S Hikari Next(NGN) service by Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corporation and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone West Corporation.
Here are the highlights of this solution.
Use of NGN to create a high-speed, low-latency, and low cost WAN.
This solution uses the FLET'S Hikari Next Internet(IPv6 IPoE) Connection, and the FLET'S v6 Option, which delivers the communication function within the NGN network. IIJ's proprietary advanced SEIL series router is used for the connection equipment at each site to create the VPN connection using the IPv6 address assigned by NGN. By connecting sites directly through NGN instead of over the Internet, we achieve inter-site connections with higher speeds and lower latency than the traditional Internet VPNs created using IPv4 PPPoE connections. Because the client only pays for the FLET'S Hikari Next access line, the cost of creating WAN is much reduced compared to the Internet-based VPN.
Central management of all locations enable rapid change of IPv6 addresses
The SEIL Series router installed at each location uses the IIJ proprietary IIJ SMF sx Service for network management, so initialization and configuration changes after installation are all centrally managed. With NGN's IPv6 IPoE connection method in particular, the IPv6 addresses are assigned on a semi-permanent basis, which means they may be changed. This new solution uses the management features of IIJ SMF sx Service, so even if the addresses are changed, the new addresses will be automatically detected, and the VPN quickly re-established.
Creating WAN with superior flexibility and scalability
When there are sites in both the east and west, either Internet VPN or wide area Ethernet can be used to link the two regions and create a large-scale network with sites nationwide. In addition, sites that cannot access FLET'S Hikari Next may use ADSL, ISDN, IIJ Mobile, or other services to join the VPN. A uniquely flexible and scalable network can be formed using this long list of access options and the IIJ SMF sx Service for network management.
With the launch of this new solution, IIJ is also offering a new Internet connectivity service called IIJ IPv6 Fiber Access/F Service IPoE. This service uses the transix service by INTERNET MULTIFEED CO. to provide an IPv6 connection compatible with NTT East and West's Internet (IPv6 IPoE) Connection. This will allow subscribers to use their NTT East and West Internet IPv6 IPoE Connection as a VPN access line as well as an Internet access line.
IIJ will continue to actively develop new services and solutions.