What is Private Ethernet?

Ethernet Private Line is a point-to-point Ethernet connection that provides an extremely high-speed connection directly between two locations without being routed through the public internet. EPL offers a significant degree of security which is critical for healthcare, financial organizations or any other multi-location business. This is especially useful when you are dealing with highly regulated personal information such as social security numbers, medical information, birth dates and more.

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Low Latency

When you’re connecting two User Network Interfaces (UNIs) together over an EPL, you can benefit from the fact that the amount of time it takes for a packet of data – sent along a network – to get to its destination will be short. In other words, you’ll have a low latency connection.

Transparency for Service Frames Between Interconnected UNIs

A major advantage of EPL service is “the high degree of transparency for Service Frames between the UNIs it interconnects… most fields in each Service Frame are identical at both the source and destination UNI when the Service Frame is delivered.” As a result, you will have a transparent view of all of the data that is transferred across your network.

Back-Up EVCs for Redundancy

Because network redundancy is easy to implement, inexpensive, and protects a business’s profit, many companies choose to use a secondary connection as a proactive measure in case their first connection goes down.

If, as a business owner, you would like to have redundancy with an Ethernet private line, you can do so using a back-up Ethernet Virtual Connection (EVC) with redundancy protocol. You will be able to guarantee that you only have one active EVC at a time.


High-Speed Service

The specific point-to-point design of an EPL guarantees that you’ll have the high-speed Internet service that today’s businesses need for success.

For instance, our E-LINE services (which include Ethernet private lines as well as Ethernet virtual private lines) are offered with 1Gbps, 10Gbps and 100Gbps Ethernet UNIs. They’re also available with Committed Information Rates (CIRs) or capacity in increments starting at 5 Mbps.

Reliable Connectivity

Besides speed, what’s one of the main characteristics consumers and businesses look for when choosing service providers? Reliability. We not only want fast speeds, but an Internet connection we can depend on. EPL connectivity offers just that.


Another advantage of using an Ethernet private line is how cost-effective it is when compared with other service types. EPLs are relatively less expensive than their alternatives, which is just one of many reasons why multi site businesses choose to use EPLs for their connectivity.

Our pricing options

We have a few pricing options to suit any size company

Block Hours
A tried and tested method of contracting IT services. Infraplex can assess how many critical of hours your environment requires. Hours not used in one month can be carried forward. Infraplex will regularly assess the requirements to ensure you’re paying just the right amount.

Web Application Firewall

To customise a web application firewall solution for your business, chat to one of our business consultants.