Virtual Private Networks in Business Term Paper by Master Researcher

Virtual Private Networks in Business
A discussion on virtual private networks (VPNs) and their implications for businesses.
# 35585 | 2,900 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2002 | US

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The paper provides a definition and explanation of virtual private networks (VPNs) and looks at the types of VPNs that exist. The paper discusses the impact of VPNs in business and concludes that VPNs are considered one of the most futuristic technologies that will allow cost consideration for businesses while providing flexibility and Internet advantages.

Definition and Explanation of a VPN
Types of VPN
Business and VPN

From the Paper:

"A virtual private network (VPN) allows two or more private networks to be connected over a publicly accessed network. Similar to Wide Area Networks (WAN) or a securely encrypted tunnel, the key difference of VPNs is that they are able to use public networks like the Internet rather than rely on expensive, private leased lines. Yet, they have the same security and encryption features as a private network, while taking the advantage of the economies of scale and remote accessibility of large public networks.
"A VPN is an advantageous when exchanging critical information for employees working remotely through telecommunications. It can deliver information between vendors, suppliers, and business partners, who may have a huge physical distance between them securely and reliably. Since companies don't have to invest in the actual infrastructure themselves, they can reduce their operational costs by outsourcing network services to service providers. VPNs can also reduce costs by eliminating the need for long-distance telephone charges to obtain remote access, as client need only call into the service provider's nearest access point."

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