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The Virtual Private Network ( VPN )
Describes what VPN is and how it works.
# 25026 | 2,025 words | 8 sources | 2002 | US

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Describes what VPN is and how it works. Problems of secure Internet communications and transactions. Early tunneling protocols. Five VPN protocols used today. Argues that VPN technology will be employed in the future. Need to develop and refine standards. Value of VPN to small hardware and software investment. Table of Contents.

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"Table of Contents

Introduction 2
What is a Virtual Private Network 2
How it works 4
What type of protocols are used 5
L2F 6
L2TP 7
IPSec 7
Socks5 7
The future for Virtual Private Networks 8
Conclusion 8
Endnotes 12

The Internet has allowed much in the way of increased freedom for information collection and exchange. As a public medium of communication, transactions conducted over the Internet are often subject to the scrutiny of unauthorized individuals. In the past, prior to the widespread proliferation of the Internet and in the days when the large centralized, mainframe-based information structures reigned supreme. Because these structures were affordable by only the largest and most financially viable of organizations, sophisticated and highly “secure” private network ..."

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