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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With Bell Atlantic's Transparent LAN Services, companies can connect multiple data networks, or LANs, enabling employees in separate offices to instantly communicate with one another and share applications such as e-mail, databases, archives and images.
These transparent LAN services allow businesses with broadly distributed remote offices to operate as if located on the same local network.
Rapid industry adoption of broadband wireless, metropolitan area networks, and Ethernet private line and transparent LAN services necessitates encrypting the entire Ethernet payload so that IP protocols, as well as non-IP protocols, are properly secured.
Legacy services, such as full-featured voice, Frame Relay, and Leased Line, can be integrated with in-demand IP services, such as Transparent LAN services, and be efficiently transported across high-speed, low cost packet access networks, such as Carrier Ethernet, cable HFC, xDSL, and broadband radio including WiMAX.
Capable of delivering up to 45 Mbps of symmetrical Ethernet service over existing last-mile, voice-grade copper, Hatteras Networks' platforms gives carriers the flexibility required to create a rich service portfolio that includes Ethernet private line, Transparent LAN services, Voice-over-IP, Internet Access flexibility from 1-45 Mbps, and virtual private networks (VPNs).
The platform can be utilized to create a rich service portfolio that includes Ethernet private line, Transparent LAN services, Voice-over-IP, Internet Access flexibility from 1-45 Mbps, and virtual private networks (VPNs).
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