2. IPSec VPN to Inmarsat – Avoids Public IP Costs
SAS BGAN Teleports at New York, Hawaii, Hong Kong, Italy, Netherlands, Amsterdam
$525 setup fee – $149 per month per VPN tunnel to Inmarsat IPSec router.
Requires IPSec capable router at subscriber headquarters. 12-month minimum term.
Use your IPSec VPN-capable routers to connect to our IPSec routers at one of the above Inmarsat BGAN teleports.
Since the VPN doesn’t go over the satellite link (which is itself highly secure), VPN performance is excellent and the overhead VPN data doesn’t add to the cost of using the BGAN network. VPN performance over the BGAN network takes a tremendous hit in performance since latency is 1200 to 1700 milliseconds. Also, VPN adds significantly to the total amount of data transferred over the satellite link, and with the cost of BGAN charging by the megabyte transferred, it makes sense to terminate the VPN at the nearest SAS teleport.
One great advantage to using an IPSec VPN is that individual BGAN terminals don’t need to be issued public-static IP addresses at a cost of $20 to $25 per SIM per month. Included in the cost are private IP addresses, which effectively pays for IPSec VPN if five or more terminals are deployed. Please email or call Ground Control for more information.