WICHITA, Kan. Meritrust CU has deployed Talari Networks’ Mercury APN (Adaptive Private Networking) WAN appliances across its 14 branch locations, corporate office and call center, which serves its more than 75,000 members.
According to the company, the benefits to Meritrust from using Talari include:
Seamless failover - Talari senses the failure of a network link and reroutes traffic instantly, preventing dropped sessions and maximizing WAN availability. Outages are transparent to users and demand little or no involvement by IT staff.
Full link utilization - Talari allows Meritrust to utilize DSL/cable bandwidth all the time, not just when a T1 link goes down. The solution provides the added bandwidth Meritrust wanted. Without Talari, it was not cost-justified having an underutilized link.
Lower cost - By retaining the existing T1 circuits, Meritrust avoided the higher cost of migrating to Metro Ethernet, Talari said. Additionally, the credit union was able to increase its bandwidth to fully support all banking functions by augmenting those T1s with the use of lower cost bandwidth sources.
Built-in security - Compliance with security requirements is an ongoing issue for organizations in the financial services industry. Talari provided Meritrust with a built-in capability to securely encrypt communications over the credit union’s private T1 DSL lines.