A dedicated connection or MPLS routes traffic within a telecommunications network as data travels from one network node to the next. Building an MPLS Direct Connect VPN tunnel has a higher cost than creating a site-to-site IPsec VPN connection, but provides some advantages.

MPLS Direct Connect circuits are not shared with others, as is done with connections routed over the Internet, so they are free of the interruptions that can occur on the public Internet. Direct Connect providers offer committed bandwidth and service-level agreements. The cost of the service depends on the options you choose and the amount of dedicated bandwidth you require.