With flexible access options, the Hermes VPN can accomodate any business need, from entry level to heavy use.
Hit Rail's proactive support ensures your applications stay connected and evolve together with your partners'.
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The Hermes VPN has supported the railways international connectivity for more than 25 years. Originally based on an X.25 network, and presently on an MPLS-based Virtual IP network . The provision of lines is outsourced to BT Global Services. The Hermes network has been constantly evolving to always offer its customers the benefits of the established technologies of the moment.
Currently the Hermes partners can access the network using Ethernet links, dedicated or xDSL lines, and also using IPsec tunnel over the public Internet. The full service, up to the local firewall, including the access links and the local CPE(s), is provided by Hit Rail.
As well as operating the Hermes VPN, Hit Rail also suppors the coordination among its members of all technical specifications for the use of the network, including IP addressing scheme and the TCP/IP-based protocols used for each application. It provides a higher level series of other technical specifications that sustain the e-business among the Hermes partners.
The body that coordinates all Hermes related specifications and activities is the GPH: Groupe de Project Hermes, a forum that brings together representatives from all connected partners to regular meetings hosted by the partners themselves. The GPH meets two or three times each year and is open to all customers. It keeps all the members informed of both trends in telecommunications and news on railway application developments