Network and Data Administration at OTS is both an art and a science. With leading edge equipment expertly maintained and managed, credit union partners of OTS have the speed and worldwide reach that most of today's financial institutions can only dream of having.
OTS leverages a highly available multi protocol label switching (MPLS) based solution to provide a private network to our credit union partners using a payment card industry (PCI) compliant transport provider. OTS also provides a scalable, redundant internet presence for our partners. Depending on network traffic and nationwide bottleneck status, our server traffic is routed down multiple high speed internet connections to national internet backbones, Level3®, AT&T, and X/O™.
OTS uses Cisco® routing and switching equipment. Every server is fed into dual high-speed switches that channel all server traffic into redundant routing equipment. If one router or switch should have an equipment failure, the other one picks up the traffic. This lowers the possibility of network downtime due to equipment failure.
The internal network of OTS is hardware redundant, with dual network cards in the servers, connected to dual fail over switches at all multi-connection points within our network. We have invested heavily in our network from the ground up to make sure we have no single point of failure. Firewalls are implemented at the core router and internal network level.