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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VPN Service for Cisco supports site-to-site and hub-and-spoke topologies to extend secure intranet and extranet access to multiple domestic and international locations.
From a deployment perspective, IP VPN services are well established, generally available on a global basis, with traffic engineering capabilities and support systems that have matured to a point where they are more than adequate for most business purposes.
Sprint Global MPLS VPN service allows businesses to converge data, voice, and video on a single network platform.
IP VPN service has gained significant momentum, as it offers similar functionalities as frame relay at a more competitive price.
By providing our trusted contractors and partners with a fully managed VPN service that delivers access to the resources they need, UTC has been able to increase the productivity of these individuals while minimizing the risk of unauthorized access to sensitive information and reducing the demands on our help desk," said Robert Hyland, Manager, UTC Network Security.
Positive Networks was awarded "Best-in-Class" Managed SSL VPN Service Provider for SMBs by Stratecast Partners and an AlwaysON AO100 selection.
Positive Networks' PositivePRO(TM) SSL VPN Service Honored by Leading Trade Publication for Ease of Use and Secure Access to Business-Critical Data and Applications from Remote Locations
BT chose MetaSolv's Provisioning 5 due to its ability to rapidly model and implement BT's IP VPN service processes globally," said Simon Hollins who heads up the Vserve team in BT Global Services.
the largest retailer-owned wholesale grocery cooperative in the Western United States, is deploying the Netifice Retail Connect VPN service to support data communications between its member stores.
The strategy enables a wide array of flexible deployment options including router and switch-integrated security and multifunction appliances that offer combined firewall, intrusion detection, and VPN services for organizations of all sizes.
In Asia Pacific, MPLS VPN services accounted for largest share (66.