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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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A law banning VPNs, or virtual private networks, goes into effect today in Russia as part of President Vladimir Putin's latest hamper on internet freedom.
Yet the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority has ordered internet providers in the world's sixth largest nation to report any customers using virtual private networks to browse the web.
Virtual Private Networks: making the right connection, Morgan Kaufmann Publishers Inc, ISBN: 155860-575-4, San Francisco, USA.
SSL and Remote Access VPNs; an introduction to designing and configuring SSL virtual private networks.
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Passengers with Wi-Fi enabled devices--such as computers, personal digital assistants and portable gaming systems--would have access to the Internet, e-mail, virtual private networks and stored inflight entertainment using the service.
Virtual private networks are becoming the industry standard for secure remote access, and given their relatively low cost use of Internet resources to connect remote sites it is likely they will remain in that penultimate position for some time.
Virtual private networks are used by many companies to communicate confidential information over the public Internet.
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.
The protocol enables users to split 802.11b wireless Local Area Networks (LANs) into up to seven multiple Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), giving network administrators the opportunity to build in strict security protocols for up to seven different users groups at a time.
Use a Virtual Private Network: And finally, until WAP becomes the norm for wireless security, and with the authentication vulnerabilities from WEP, Virtual Private Networks may be the most efficient solution.
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