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Definition: Virtual Private Network
VPN is the network extension of the internet to provide accessibility to the intranet at remote locations or homes. It maintains the privacy of data over the public domain. It adds to the security of the businesses as it makes data encryption not possible.
It allows access only to the authorized users to the encrypted data since it asks for an encryption code when intercepted from a shared user to view the encrypted information. The region where the data is recovered back in its original form is known as Virtual Private Network.
It allows the users to access the resources centrally. It is used to connect the various branch offices through a public WAN. In some businesses the task of installation and maintenance of corporate pool of modems is outsourced. They maintain the dedicated lines for communication.
It saves a long distance call as the router instead of being placed at the far end transfers the call locally to the Internet service provider which and provides connectivity between the remote office router and the corporate router .