Scottsdale, ARIZ. — The market potential for Internet Protocol-Virtual Private Network (IP-VPN) services is enormous, but providers must do some heavy lifting in order to deliver flexible, secure, reliable, cost-effective, and high-performance systems for that potential to be reached, according to Cahners In-Stat Group ( http://www.instat.com ), a high-tech market research firm.
“IP-VPN services will be a central enabler of the new millennium economy, characterized by integrated global enterprises, electronic commerce, and just-in-time production”, says Henry Goldberg, Senior Analyst with In-Stat’s Voice and Data Service.
The number of branch offices of U.S. companies and telecommuters will rise considerably over the next couple of years, In-Stat forecasts. “Both trends will help boost demand for IP-VPN services”, Goldberg states. “However, providers will definitely need to take the appropriate measures in order to fully capitalize on this opportunity.”
IP-VPN services provide customers cost-effective global connectivity for:
* Intra-company site-to-site (intranet) communications
* Remote access for telecommuters and mobile workers
* Extranet links to suppliers, customers and business partners
The report, “Outsourced IP-VPN Services: Current Offerings and Emerging Directions (#TX0009SP), features a synopsis and comparison of leading IP-VPN service providers’ offerings and the solutions supplied by their networking equipment vendors. The critical challenges that face service providers and equipment vendors are outlined, and recommendations are made on future directions for developing greatest market opportunity. The report also describes the drivers for end users to outsource their VPNs to service providers and highlights the key service provider offerings that can boost market demand. To purchase this report, or for more information, please visit http://www.instat.com/catalog/cat-tx.htm#tx0009sp
Cahners In-Stat Group ( http://www.instat.com/ ) covers the full spectrum of digital communications research from vendor to end-user, providing the analysis and perspective that allows technology vendors and service providers worldwide to make more informed business decisions.