VPN

A VPN (Virtual Private Network) is created using the public Internet. A VPN uses encryption and authentication methods to ensure that only authorized users can access the network and that the data cannot be intercepted or altered.

Benefits

  • Lower cost - Only requires a connection to the Internet (leased lines are not necessary)

  • No need for long distance dialing so that remote users can connect to the office

  • Offload support burdens to local ISP (Internet Service Provider) and not the IT professional at the branch

  • Scalability of adding more remote locations easier than having to connect them using leased lines

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