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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AT&T said that it has operated a powerful and highly available IP-based global virtual private network for BSH across 25 countries in Europe, the US, Latin America and Asia since 2004.
BT said the contract incorporates the delivery and management of a global Virtual Private Network (VPN), using Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) services, to connect over 1,000 sites around the world.
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