Virtual Private Network

(redirected from Virtual private networks)
Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Troubleshooting Virtual Private Networks presents by computer hardware and software expert Mark Lewise is a 1000 page systematic troubleshooting methodology "how to" manual specifically intended for the use of network engineers, administrators, and architects tasked with managing and deploying Cisco IOS VPNs.
That's important because without that capability, you cannot configure Internet services such as firewalls, virtual private networks (VPN) or Lotus Notes or Citrix servers (more on those technologies below).
In terms of addressing security over the Internet, virtual private networks have emerged as a cost-effective piece to the modern telecommuting puzzle.
net product offerings include T-1, DS-3 and business-class DSL services, virtual private networks (VPNs), frame relay, Web hosting, DNS management, enhanced e-mail, online data backup and recovery services, firewalls and nationwide dial-up services, as well as integrated voice and data offerings in select markets.
The government of the state of Tlaxcala also plans to migrate all of its offices to the Nortel Networks IP solution in the near future, implementing new services such as contact centers, virtual private networks (VPNs) and mobile IP applications.
Westcon Group has particular expertise in the convergence of voice, data and video applications and technologies, including voice-over Internet protocol, or VoIP, security for networking and communications systems, remote access, Internet and e-business, virtual private networks, videoconferencing and wireless connectivity.
The company's flagship product, Atreus xAuthority(TM), is a service fulfillment OSS solution that enables global communications providers to extend their existing systems to profitably deliver new services like Voice Over IP, Virtual Private Networks, Managed Security and Managed Applications.
It also increases the effectiveness and the coordination of different services and ministries in crises and natural disaster situations through connecting independent Virtual Private Networks into one communication environment.
VPLS uses MPLS to provide premium services that a carrier can offer businesses to connect geographically remote facilities, emulating Layer 2 Virtual Private Networks.
Mission-critical services such as Voice over IP (VoIP), video and audio streaming, Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), and a variety of policy-based and security applications require the density and speed of these search engines to deliver guaranteed bandwidth and latency.
Product Architect Explains Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) on TechTarget Networking Web Site
The company offers businesses a broad range of Internet services, including Web hosting, dedicated access, virtual private networks, and managed service offerings, among other enhanced services.
Full browser ?