Top Tip: What is a VPN?

 
 
By eweek  |  Posted 2003-03-21 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Whats a virtual private network and when would you need to use one?

Tips used for Top Tips come from the ExtremeTech forum and are written by our community. Question from xactlywhatisaid
"Whats a virtual private network and when would you need to use one?" Answer from Krapitino
"In oversimplified terms, its an encryption "tunnel" through the internet to create a secure connection from LAN "A" to LAN "B"
When would you use it? When youre a corporation trying to get your work-at-home folks the same connectivity as in the office over a standard broadband connection (like cable or DSL) and still have the security of having them A) plugged in behind the firewall or B) dialing up to a private phone number"
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