A Site-to-Site VPN connection is a persistent encrypted logical connection between two endpoints, usually established over the Public Internet. All network traffic between an end user’s VPN endpoint and Somos® network VPN endpoint is encrypted while traversing the Internet inside this tunnel.
The Site-to-Site VPN tunnel serves two purposes. First, if any of the data stream between the Service Control Point Owner/Operator (SCP O/O) and the Somos network is intercepted at any point along the Internet path, the data will be unintelligible to the interceptor.
Second, the security and authentication is high for the Site-to-Site VPN tunnel because the SCP O/O must work with Somos support personnel in the configuration and establishment of the Site-to-Site VPN tunnel using an encryption key provided by Somos. For more information, please click here. This key, along with the IP address of the end user’s endpoint, ensures that only that end user will be allowed to establish that particular VPN tunnel with the TFNRegistry.
SCP O/Os that have an Internet connection with a dedicated IP address and VPN endpoint-capable devices can establish a persistent encrypted connection between their network and the TFNRegistry network which can be shared and utilized by all end users of the SCP to gain access to the TFNRegistry over that single VPN connection.