Overcome VPN over Satellite Latency Enjoy High Speed Networks

Overcome VPN over Satellite Latency – Enjoy High Speed Networks

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Latency – Satellite Signal Propagation Delay

When it comes to satellite internet communications, one oftentimes hears the term “latency”. This is a widely discussed topic, as it describes the delay related to the transmission of information over a satellite network. With satellite networks, there is an inherent round-trip delay of approximately 1⁄2 second for a typical geo-stationary satellite circuits. This lag in satellite networks in other words is called a “propagation delay”, causing performance issues in satellite communications. Propagation delay is a result of physical laws that cannot be overcome except through a number of proprietary techniques.

VPN Over Satellite Internet

It is known in the satellite industry that running a VPN (virtual private network) over a satellite network is not an ideal configuration. The reason is that VPNs are encrypted requiring a high-bandwidth, low-latency network to function efficiently. However, satellite networks typically suffer high latencies due to the long distance satellite signals must travel; resulting in data speeds reduced by as much as 50-75%.

Mark Davison, President of Squire Tech Solutions notes, “that 10 seconds of data would then take 15 seconds; leading to that 50% to 75% penalty; therefore negatively affecting data throughput”.  Although satellite technology has become really good at “protocol spoofing” with smart boxes to compensate for the effects of satellite space segment latency, the delay still exists for VPN over Satellite systems; due to the need for encryption of data.

Solutions to Satellite Internet Latency for VPN

Mr. Davison of Squire Tech Solutions states that there are two common solutions that the satellite internet industry has designed to reduce latency penalty for VPN over satellite. The first solution is for the VPN to send packets of information with encrypted header information (with un-encrypted data). This solution works perfectly fine for some operations; those that do not have highly sensitive information and do not require a secure network. However this solution is not the safest or most secure solution for operations that has sensitive data being transferred. The second solution to increase the performance of VPN over satellite is to have the packet of information transferred into another encrypted packet to ensure all information is safe and secure.

As a top provider of secure and reliable internet network solutions to government agencies and hospitals, Squire Tech Solutions is a proud proponent of solution #2. This allows a VPN over satellite system to be at high performance speeds while offering the security that is pertinent for many operations.

Delivering High Throughput VPN over Satellite

Squire Tech uses innovative satellite technology to deliver high performing throughput for VPN over satellite. The Squire Tech VPN over Satellite internet system is designed to serve operations that depend on:

  • High satellite internet throughput/ Maximum bandwidth capacity
  • Full security with safely encrypted data
  • Checksum – error detection and correction to ensure security
  • Low satellite network latency

Squire Tech offers the best solution to the increasing demand for broadband VPN services over satellite networks. Squire Tech is the name behind helping local and federal government agencies and hospitals gain access to higher performing VPN over satellite networks.

“For any agency that needs VPN security with high data throughput, this is the only way to go”, states Mark Davison, President of Squire Tech Solutions.

About Squire Tech Solutions

Squire Tech Solutions is an industry leader, providing the #1 trusted satellite internet services for reliable satellite communications anywhere. Squire Tech’s satellite internet communications equipment, service and networks are supported by the Industry’s Top Rated industrial grade satellite internet equipment and the best in class 24/7 customer support team. Squire Tech’s satellite internet, phone and data services include; mobile satellite equipment for vehicles such as SUVs and trucks, fixed /rooftop satellite solutions for businesses, satellite backup/ disaster recovery, and daily rental satellite communications for remote locations. Call Squire Tech Solutions at (877) 787.5111 for more information.