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Dec 1st, 2008

Hi all. I was wondering about some potential security issues on MPLS, MetroE, T1 etc. My thought is that there are companies that provide these access and that someone who might be a little devious might want to play around a little and sniff "from in between". Are these real concerns and should I be thinking about encryption across these types of remote site access? Thanks.

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Jon Marshall Mon, 12/01/2008 - 15:24

John

It is really down to how secure your data needs to be. You are right in that the data is visible to the Service Provider. For a lot of companies this is not an issue as there is a certain level of trust between the customer and the SP.

However if your company data is very sensitive then encryption over the MPLS, MetroE etc. is a definite design choice.

Jon

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