Using encryption and other security methods, a network that prevents information from being intercepted and guarantees that only authorized users can access the network.
Allows your computer to connect to a remote network, or vice-versa. It is most often used to connect to your workplace's internal network. An Internet Gateway that supports VPN-passthrough means it allows clients on the inside of the gateway to establish VPN connections. A gateway that has a VPN server in it will allow people to connect to your internal network from the Internet. Gateways that support VPN tunnels or endpoints are fairly useless because they are extremely difficult to configure. Also see PPTP.
A VPN is a way to provide remote access to an organization's network via the Internet. VPN's are also used to connect two offices together to create a wide area network. VPNs send data over the public Internet through encrypted secure "tunnels."
The VPN offers a means by which public telecommunication infrastructures, such as the Internet, can be used to provide remote offices or individual users with secure access to their organisation's network.
A more secure method of connecting 2 or more locations using the internet as its means of transport. Generally used by businesses when connecting 2 or more locations and are in need of more secure network traffic.
let organisations "borrow" the internet for their own data communications. Using a VPN, a company can use the internet as if it was their own enormous Wide Area Network, connecting remote offices together and providing mobile workers with remote access to the corporate network.