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SimpleVPN™ Managed Service

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Overview

Most users have no time to become a networking expert, but VPNs are essential because they save money and improve security.  SimpleVPN™ Managed Service is exactly what it claims to be.  Starting at 145 dollars per month, our managed VPN and firewall solutions are based on products from Cisco, Nortel, NetScreen and several other industry leaders.  Each solution is highly customized to fit your exact needs. 

Our service is a secure, affordable VPN solution for small-businesses and individuals. It is ideal for users who require professional assistance implementing both a firewall and a virtual private network. We offer an IPSec encrypted solution without an expensive investment.

You can connect your offices and remote users securely from anywhere in the world. The core capability of the service is based-upon customer premise equipment that is professionally managed by FirstVPN engineers. We provide all the equipment and software you need, pre-configured for your network. We run several diagnostic services on every device, including intrusion detection and computer forensics, 24 hours a day.

We support you by phone and Email throughout the term of your commitment, which can be billed monthly and cancelled at any time. Pricing is the lowest in the worldwide marketplace, and the service includes a money-back satisfaction guarantee.

How it Works

The three types of VPN include site-to-site, remote access, and a combination of both. All of our site solutions include a hardware-based firewall at no extra cost. We can also provide Internet access from several different providers. We are not a conventional connectivity provider, but offer the services of industry leading access companies for the convenience of our VPN customers.

Site-to-Site VPN

Purpose:

  • To connect two or more sites using encryption and the Internet
  • To protect the resources at each site with a stateful packet inspection firewall

Requirements at each site:

  • "Always On" connectivity to the Internet, including xDSL, Cable, Wireless, Static ISDN, Fractional T1, T1, T3.
  • One unused publicly available static IP Address

What we provide:

  • A small VPN / firewall device at each location

Site-to-Site Cost Model (two hardware devices)

Monthly Cost: Setup Fee: Monthly Fees: Setup Fees: Total Cost for Two Sites:
$125 per site $250 per site $125 + $125 = $250 $250 + $250 = $500 $750 First Payment
 

Remote Access VPN

Purpose:

  • To connect remote user (s) to a single, central site using encryption and the Internet 
  • To protect the resources at the central site with a stateful packet inspection firewall

 Requirements at the central site:

  • "Always On" connectivity to the Internet, including xDSL, Cable, Wireless, Static ISDN, Fractional T1, T1.
  • One unused publicly available static IP Address

Remote user requirements:
  • A Windows PC with Internet connectivity

What we provide:
  • A small VPN / firewall device at your central site
  • IPSec software client for Windows 9x, NT 4.0
  • Access to the FirstVPN Concentrators

Why use this system?
By using the best of breed software and equipment for each specific application, you receive the benefit of the lowest cost, highest performance VPN solution. No other VPN provider can mix and match products from multiple vendors. You would need to invest substantial time and money to obtain an equivalent service.

Brief description of the remote access connection process
The VPN Client works with our servers to create a secure connection, called a tunnel, between your computer and the private network. Just like the site-to-site model, we install a VPN server at your central site and in addition, a software client on your remote computer.

To use your remote computer to read your company Email, you connect to the Internet, then start the VPN Client and establish a secure connection through the FirstVPN concentrator to your company's private network. 

When you open your Email, the VPN concentrator uses IPSec to encrypt the message, transmit it through the tunnel to your VPN Client, which decrypts the message so you can read it on your PC. If you reply to the Email message, the VPN Client returns the message through the FirstVPN Concentrator to the VPN server at your site. 

Remote Access Cost Model (one hardware device and one remote user)

Monthly Cost: Setup Fee: Monthly Fees: Setup Fees: Total Cost for Two Sites:
$20 per account $25 per account $125 + $20 = $145 $250 + $25 = $275 $420 First Payment

Combination Site-to-Site Remote Access VPN


Purpose:

  • To connect two or more sites using encryption and the Internet
  • To protect the resources at each site with a stateful packet inspection firewall
  • To connect remote user (s) to a single, central site using encryption and the Internet
     
Requirements at each site:
  • "Always On" connectivity to the Internet, including xDSL, Cable, Wireless, Static ISDN, Fractional T1, T1.
  • One unused publicly available static IP Address

Remote user requirements:
  • A Windows PC with Internet connectivity

What we provide:
  • A small VPN / firewall device at each location
  • IPSec software client for Windows 9x, NT 4.0
  • Access to the FirstVPN Concentrators

Why use this system?
We combine the site-to-site and remote access VPN models to deliver a complete solution. This system is completely modular and scalable to very large deployments. We mix and match components from 7 different manufacturers to meet the exact needs of all your sites and remote users.

Combination Cost Model (two hardware devices and one remote user)
 
Monthly Cost: Setup Fee: Monthly Fees: Setup Fees: Total Cost:
$125 per site $250 per site $250 + $20 = $270 $500 + $25 = $525 $795 First Payment

Features & Benefits:

  • Complete security for remote and central offices
    Our high-performance security appliances integrate a firewall and VPN in a single unit for small offices with less than 50 users. We also have solutions for larger offices.

  • Easy to install 
    Plug in two network cables and a power supply. For remote access, install a simple software application. 

  • Centralized monitoring and management 
    FirstVPN provides ongoing monitoring and management alarms and diagnostics as well as configuration updates, and software version upgrades. 

  • 24-Hour replacement
    We will replace any questionable hardware within 24 hours.

Legal Requirements

The SimpleVPN™ service is available only to residents of the United States, Canada, and other countries to which strong encryption may be exported under US law. Compliance with US export laws is the sole responsibility of the user and in no way will FirstVPN, Inc. be held responsible for non-compliance. If you are uncertain about your eligibility, please contact us for more information.

Customer Support

We will provide support throughout the duration of your commitment, available by phone or Email 7 days a week between the hours of 8 AM and 8 PM US central time (GMT -6). We help you collect the necessary configuration information, and walk you through the setup process. If you encounter a problem using your VPN, we will work with you to pinpoint the cause. A continuous, around-the-clock support plan is available at extra cost. Whatever your needs, we want you to have complete confidence in us.

Cost & Billing Options

SimpleVPN™ is billed monthly to your major credit card or electronic check. You may cancel at anytime. So that we can provide you with exceptional support during the setup process, there is a one-time, non-refundable connection setup fee.

Satisfaction Guarantee

If for any reason you wish to cancel the service, we will pro-rate your daily usage and refund the remaining, unused portion of your monthly payment. The one-time setup fee is non-refundable, except in the rare case when we are unable to establish your first connection. Obviously, you would not be billed for a service you never received.

Conclusions

With the introduction of SimpleVPN™, worldwide access to the resources on your network becomes completely secure and easily affordable. You can experiment with VPN for a month or two, or embrace it fully without the risk associated with lengthy service contracts or large capital investments. You have the expertise you need, when you need it. Get VPN for your business today and start realizing the benefits. 

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