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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TELECOMWORLDWIRE-24 July 2007-Multi-site IP VPN solution introduced by Zen Internet(C)1994-2007 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.
Industry consulting and research company Frost & Sullivan has reported that despite a slump in the telecomms market due to a fall in demand, IP VPN demand is bucking the trend and demand is increasing.
During 2001, more carriers began offering IP VPN services, and the services were enriched with a number of new features and capabilities.
TELECOMWORLDWIRE-21 December 2004-Frost & Sullivan predicts IP VPN growth despite general telecomms slump(C)1994-2004 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.
In another bullish sign, carrier IP VPN services continue to expand and mature.