MPLS VPN Monitoring

End-to-End Network Visibility


Layer 2 and Layer 3 MPLS VPNs

Route Explorer is the first product to deliver end-to-end network path visibility across Layer 2 and Layer 3 MPLS VPNs, helping network operators assure the availability, performance and security of VPN services.


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What is MPLS?

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) is a protocol for speeding up and managing network traffic flows. MPLS appends labels to packets to route network traffic instead of parsing a typical Layer 3 header and referencing ip address tables. Because MPLS uses labels to route traffic, even packets without Layer 3 headers can be routed through the network.

Additionally, MPLS can be dynamically engineered to optimize routing based on the type of information packets are carrying across a network. The flexible nature of MPLS allows companies to build out networks that are optimized for specific the types of applications.

About Packet Design


Packet Design was founded with the goal of closing a critical network service assurance gap. Myriad vendor tools monitor and measure infrastructure health, bandwidth consumption, traffic composition, application response times, etc., but only Packet Design correlates the performance of critical services delivered across the network to routing behavior, in real time. When OSS/NMS dashboards are green but users are complaining of intermittent service outages or poor performance, Packet Design tells you why.

Over the years, our product portfolio has expanded from routing analytics to a service assurance suite that is used in the world’s largest and most complex networks. Today, hundreds of network operators use the Explorer products to improve network availability and performance, deliver new services faster and more economically, and improve customer satisfaction.

But we are just getting started. Packet Design’s vision is to be the premier source of intelligence to optimize the performance and control of physical and virtual networks. We are delivering vendor-agnostic SDN service management and orchestration products, and are working with early adopters to help them achieve first-mover competitive advantages.