What is VPN? – A Word Definition From the Webopedia Computer Dictionary

by Larry Emmott on July 18, 2005

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What is VPN? – A Word Definition From the Webopedia Computer Dictionary

(pronounced as separate letters) Short for virtual private network, a network that is constructed by using public wires to connect nodes. For example, there are a number of systems that enable you to create networks using the Internet as the medium for transporting data. These systems use encryption and other security mechanisms to ensure that only authorized users can access the network and that the data cannot be intercepted.

 

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