Virtual Private Network

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Virtual Private Network

Also called a VPN. A computer network connecting the main office of a company to its regional offices, and sometimes to individuals using the network remotely. Until the 1990s, a VPN was a dial-up connection or a network set up especially for the company. Since then, most VPNs simply use the Internet.
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Online remote access began with dial access to online catalogs and vended indexing and abstracting services.
Apple has been a leader in remote access technology since 1991.
Its flagship service, PositivePRO, combines a client-based VPN, a clientless, web-based SSL VPN, and remote desktop control into a single remote access service that scales to support thousands of users.
With the award from Communications World, coupled with an extensive review of the PositivePRO service, organizations can dramatically reduce the cost of secure remote access while increasing the level of security associated with telework access of corporate critical data and applications.
The development of ReadyOffice was a response to New Edge Networks' customer demand for a complete secure remote access solution that helps even the smallest of corporate enterprises provide fast and secure access to business-critical data and applications.
This study, Worldwide Remote Access Services 2006-2010 Forecast and 2005 Vendor Shares (Doc #203078), examines the remote access services market for the period from 2005 to 2010, with vendor revenue trends and market growth forecasts.
The PositivePRO Workforce Recovery Plan includes working with a remote access specialist who will run through all the possible scenarios that could cause a spike in remote access usage and set a timetable for getting them set up with the PositivePRO service so they can scale up their remote access with the literal flip of a switch.
PositivePRO is engineered for use with company-owned laptops, home PCs, other remote devices that use multiple remote access methods such as client-based access, Web-based access, and/or remote desktop control.
PositivePRO(TM) is a complete managed service for secure remote access by remote or mobile employees to connect to their organization's network and Intranet resources.
Positive Networks was founded with the vision of providing a complete, secure Web hosted remote access platform for enterprises.
Improved Remote Access: Improved workflow for remote access allows support engineers to establish multiple remote access sessions to multiple devices in the same or different customer sites.