A networking protocol that enables remote users to access corporate networks securely across the Internet by dialing into an Internet service provider (ISP) or by connecting directly to the Internet. PPTP supports multiprotocol virtual private networks (VPNs). Because PPTP allows multiprotocol encapsulation, users can send any packet type over an IP network.
A set method for connecting Windows NT clients and servers to each other over a Remote Access Services. When PPTP is combined with encryption, it makes up a virtual network between a LAN or WAN and ordinary dial-up users.
A new networking technology that supports multiprotocol virtual private networks (VPNs). PPTP enables secure access to private networks across the Internet. With PPTP enabled, remote users can dial into an Internet service provider (ISP), or connect directly to the Internet, and all communication between the user and private network is secure.
Abbreviated to PPTP, a tunneling protocol that works on IP-based internetworks and has built-in PPP encryption. It is widely compatible with Windows-based operating systems.
A new technology for creating VPNs, developed jointly by Microsoft Corporation, US Robotics, and several remote access vendor companies, known collectively as the PPTP Forum. A VPN is a private network of computers that uses the public Internet to connect nodes. Because the Internet is essentially an open network, PPTP is used to ensure that messages transmitted from one VPN node to another are secure. With PPTP, users can dial in to their corporate network via the Internet.
A protocol that encapsulates other protocols for transmission over an IP network. Due to its RSA encryption, PPTP is also used to create a private network (VPN) within the public Internet. Remote users can access their corporate networks via any ISP that supports PPTP on its servers.
A tunneling protocol that enables VPNs to span public networks (such as the Internet) without jeopardizing security. PPTP can enable cost savings by using the Internet as the virtual WAN.
A protocol that establishes tunnels through an initiation at one location and a termination at another location in the shared network.
A tunneling protocol that encapsulates Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) frames into IP datagrams for transmission over an IP-based internetwork, such as the Internet or a private intranet.
A secure protocol for transmitting data necessary for a Virtual Private Network (VPN) over the Internet.
Protocol that enables a computer to securely connect to the Internet or an intranet by tunneling through an Internet or LAN connection.
A Microsoft-sponsored IETF draft standard for implementing VPNs from the Windows 95/98 operating system to a VPN gateway.
A protocol that would make it possible to create a virtual private network (VPN) through "tunnels" over the Internet. Companies would then no longer need their own leased lines for wide-area communication, but could securely use the public networks.
Networking technology that supports multiprotocol virtual private networks (VPNs), enabling remote users to access corporate networks securely across the Internet or other networks by dialing into an Internet service provider (ISP) or by connecting directly to the Internet. The Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) tunnels, or encapsulates, IP, IPX, or NetBEUI traffic inside of IP packets. This means that users can remotely run applications that are dependent upon particular network protocols. See also: Internet Protocol (IP); Internetwork Packet Exchange (IPX); NetBIOS Extended User Interface (NetBEUI); packet; tunnel; virtual private network (VPN)
An extension to PPP that can encapsulate different protocols, including IPX and Appletalk, into an IP data stream so that they can be transmitted securely over the Internet. It is most useful to connect remote users to central Windows NT servers.
The Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) is a method for implementing virtual private networks.