Encore Networks

Optimized VPN Solution for Satellite Networks

The inherent architecture of satellite networks causes significant and unavoidable end-to-end propagation delays ranging between 350 and 500 msecs that negatively impact overall network performance. These delays present a technical challenge to Satellite Network Operators (SNOs) who want to leverage existing networks and capital investments while at the same time offering their global enterprise customers additional high-margin, value-added services, such as high speed Internet access and Virtual Private Network (VPN) capability.


  • SNOs need to optimize their network design to improve overall performance.
  • Satellite network architecture needs to better handle applications that tend to be compromised by long latency times — applications such as mission-critical, delay-sensitive, and bandwidth-intensive.
  • Operators of legacy networks want operations to flow faster and more efficiently. Improved methods for remote access, centralized monitoring, and management are features they seek to streamline their process.
  • Encryption over satellite links needs to be improved so that enterprise customers' demands for end-to-end security can be met.

Encore Networks has been working very closely with SNOs to provide VPN solutions that meet the stringent performance requirements of today's satellite networks. The BANDIT™ IP+Legacy product meets or exceeds all of these requirements.

The BANDIT™ includes built-in software support for interoperability with the enhanced link protocols SNOs are currently implementing over their satellite networks. The BANDIT™ provides the enhancements required to optimize satellite networks with the following application-specific features:

  • Enabling interoperability with satellite link protocols
  • Providing encryption support at both the network and application layers
  • Offering an easy way to manage VSAT terminals through an alternate in-band access method
  • Classifying and prioritizing different types of IP traffic


  • Economical solution for providing VPN solutions over satellite networks
  • Compact design enables easy co-location with VSAT terminals
  • Interoperable with satellite link protocols
  • Includes robust security features, such as Virtual Private Network (VPN), firewall, and encryption
  • Supports legacy enterprise data protocols over IP, such as SNA, SDLC, bisync, X.25, and others
  • Supports both in-band and out-of-band access for network management via the powerful ELIOS™ operating system


Encore Networks offers several attractive value propositions for satellite networks with its BANDIT™ IP+Legacy solution:

  • A smooth migration strategy for existing global enterprise customers to receive next-generation, high margin, valueadded satellite network services
  • Optimized architecture that meets the unique performance characteristics of today's satellite networks
  • Built-in V.90 modem that ensures higher service availability
  • Comprehensive, built-in troubleshooting and diagnostic tools
  • Easy plug and play installation via the proven ELIOS™ operating system
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