Optical Virtual Private Networks (OVPN)

LightRiver Software’s unique web based Optical VPN (OVPN) solution allows providers to partition customer networks, thereby enabling their end users to manage their own leased provider network elements. Service providers are able to view multiple customer OVPN networks in one view for network monitoring and provisoining. The netFLEX® OVPN system can scale from a few users to thousands of users, each with their own permissions, preferences, and view of the network equipment they lease. Multiple levels of permissions can be administered by the end customers through their secure Web access. These levels include:

  • Real-time fault (alarms)
  • Scheduled and demand performance management (PM) data
  • Provisioning (A-Z and node-by-node circuit setup, rearrange, and disconnect), all of which allows customers to manage their networks from any location.

LightRiver Software’s OVPN gives service providers the ability to allow end users to manage their own leased provider optical facilities.

Revenue generation

Service providers can also use netFLEX® software to generate substantial revenues by offering Optical VPN services to end users. Privileging capabilities includes fault and performance management, as well as optional configuration management for end user and trading partner networks. The provider can further extend the provisioning, fault, and PM features on a customer specific, partitioned basis, with user-specific command privilege allocation assigned on a per user basis. The command privileges are always under the control of the provider. netFLEX® OVPN is a proven application in the marketplace and a premier vehicle for end customer wavelength management of transport and data services.

Customer Network Management (CNM) was the Optical VPN products predecessor. CNM has been successfully deployed in telecom networks since the 1980’s as a facility based customer partioning system for the TDM services. The CNM product still exists in its legacy state and continues to generate revenue for those providers today.

Service providers can generate substantial revenues by offering netFLEX® Optical VPN services to end users.

Provider management services

Providers can use the capabilities of netFLEX® OVPN to manage customer networks on behalf of their customers increasing customer support as well as bonding to the provider while also offering significant revenue potential.

netFLEX® Optical VPN support includes DWDM equipment from the following vendors: Adva, Alcatel-Lucent, Ciena, Cisco, & Infinera

To get a complete list of the specific vendor equipment models the netFLEX® Optical VPN supports please contact us.