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Difference between Layer2 VPN and Layer3 VPN

Hi experts,

I am studying MPLS architectures. Can anyone give a good explanation of the difference between a Layer2 vpn and a layer3 vpn in respects to purchasing from an ISP?
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avilovCommented:
The difference is on which layer isolation is happening. L2 also usually comes with encryption from end to end. Mpls usually just isolates. L2 most commonly are point to point. Mpls are not
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bijal7612Commented:
Some businesses like the Layer 3 options that are available now because the service provider takes over all the WAN routing, whereas with a Layer 2 WAN, such as MPLS-based virtual private LAN services (VPLS), businesses would have to handle the routing themselves, customers noted.
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