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Connect:Direct® over a VPN net to net

Connect:Direct® is a connection between Verizon and a CLEC used for electronic transport of bills. This transport is available over a VPN net to net (TCP/IP) connection. Connect:Direct supports the exchange of Billing Output Specification Billing Data Tape (BOS BDT) format transactions between trading partners.

This transport is available through the establishment of a VPN net to net connection. Client will provide Verizon with the Peer IP of the VPN appliance along with the remote host IP and NDM Node Name. For more information concerning the establishment of VPN net to net, please contact

Security Requirements: firewall screening, User Name and password.

The following tasks must be completed to establish this connection:

Complete Connectivity Testing View information about Connectivity Testing.
Complete Application Testing View information about Application Testing.
Ready to Begin If you have completed the previous steps and are experiencing systems trouble, please contact the Help Desk at 877-946-5222.

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