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Point-to-Point Tunnel w/ Internet Bypass

Service Date
In service since 2002.

Business
Medical Practice

Location
The customer has locations that are close to Morton Plant and Mease Countryside hospitals in Clearwater.

Description
Customer ordered Internet access T1 at each location.  We terminated the T1s with Netopia routers.  We installed Redcreek (now SonicWall) VPN encrypters/routers and setup a secure VPN between their local networks.

Each location's Internet is accessed independently of the other.  Internet traffic does not flow through the tunnel.

Notes
(1) Takes advantage of relatively cheap Internet T1 facilities.
(2) Takes advantage of T1 fast service restoral times.
(3) Allows some autonomy and control at each location.
(4) Triple-DES encryption ensures HIPAA compliance, even today!