Enhanced Port - MPLS

Support Public and Private Network Access through a Single Cost-Effective Solution

CenturyLink IQ® Enhanced Port service lets you support network locations that need both private intranet and public Internet connections through a single port.

Enhanced Port service provides a convenient and cost-effective solution for network locations that need access to your enterprise network as well as the Internet. A single port on your router for both private and public IP services means you no longer have to maintain separate devices and network services, saving you time and money. Enhanced Port offers an exceptional service level agreement (SLA). This solution frees up valuable resources, allowing staff to work on other projects, providing outside expertise to watch the network and help in design and implementation, and the resilience to keep the network running at all times, minimizing network downtime and increasing application performance.

Enhanced Port combines private and public IP service with access at speeds from DS-1 to OC-48 and Ethernet speeds from 1Mbps to 40Gbps. A single port connection is configured to include access to CenturyLink IQ Networking Private Port and Internet Port. The service separates public traffic for your company's private WAN traffic in a manner that provides security to your WAN while allowing users to access the robust features of the Internet.


Combines Traffic Over 1 Port

Cost-effective solution for enterprise locations requiring access to both the public Internet and the corporate WAN.

Prioritize Your Traffic

Expedite crucial real-time applications such as Voice over IP (VoIP), video and point-of-sale over email or Internet access.

Network Performance and Availability

OC-192/Nx10GigE IP backbone network.

Works with Your Budget

Lets you meet both bandwidth and budgetary requirements with diverse billing options and competitive rates.

Managed Networking

Free up resources, while giving you expertise in design and implementation.

Service Level Agreements (SLAs)

Provides reliable performance with one of the industry's leading SLAs.


OC-192/Nx10GigE IP Backbone Network

Flexible QoS Functionality

  • Available on the Private Networking service
  • Up to 8 priority queues
  • Multiple percentage templates

Any-to-Any Connectivity

Flat Rate, Tiered or Usage Billing

How It Works

Enhanced Port can be used with Dedicated IP access using Frame Relay or ATM encapsulation or Ethernet access. Access to the Internet from the private network will be done via a secure IP gateway (SIG). SIG (required with Dedicated IP access and Ethernet local access***) allows you to dynamically allocate traffic to locations on the CenturyLink private MPLS network and the Internet via a distributed network-based firewall by the set up of custom NAT policies and firewall rule sets at each location.

To facilitate access to the network, you have the option of a variety of port speeds, ranging from DS-1 to 40Gig. The following port types are available in fractional or full access speeds:

  • Dedicated IP access — DS-1 through OC-12
  • Ethernet — 1Mbps through 10Gig Ethernet

Network Maps

The CenturyLink network covers the entire continental United States and has one of the largest fiber footprints. Internationally, we provide coverage to hundreds of destinations.

More Services and Solutions for You

Internet Port

Scalable Internet connectivity at industry-leading customer access speeds, customized to meet your needs.


Connect geographically dispersed locations through this robust, high-performance WAN solution.

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