Virtual Private Networks (VPN) Term Paper by Writing Specialists

Virtual Private Networks (VPN)
This paper discusses the advantages and disadvantages of adopting VPN technology.
# 91670 | 1,090 words | 5 sources | APA | 2006 | US

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This paper explains that Virtual Private Networks (VPN) are private data networks that make use of the public telecommunication infrastructure as a way to provide remote access to an organizations' network via the Internet. The author points out that the biggest advantages of a VPN include lower costs of connections, greater availability of confidential resources throughout a widely distributed network of employees and the scalability of VPN as a technology versus other alternatives. The paper relates that significant disadvantages are that VPNs require a great deal of understanding regarding security and authentication technologies and the risk of set up a VPN for a large company working with entry points to servers from the outside world.

Table of Contents
Pros of Adopting VPN Technologies
Cons of Adopting VPN Technologies
Technologies That Compete With VPN

From the Paper:

"Regarding the first advantage of lowering costs, VPNs rely on a consistent broadband connection from the company's main servers to the Internet. In essence, this is comparable to the cost of having an Internet site accessible from servers inside the company. In a sense, companies are underwriting the cost of their VPN connections with Internet access charges for having a website up and running. The costs are also reduced is that they don't require dedicated leased lines for communicating, as has been mentioned earlier with regard to EDI connections."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • AMR Research (2004)- Time to Move Beyond Point Security Systems. AMR Research. Lance Travis, author. From the Research Alert of the same name. February 25, 2004
  • EDI (2006)- Definition of Electronic Data Interchange from Wikipedia. Accessed from the Internet on March 5, 2006:
  • Findlaw (2006) - Modern Practice Magazine. Findlaw's Law Practice Magazine Glossary. Downloaded from the Internet on March 6, 2006:
  • Teleworking: The Quiet Revolution (2005) - From the report of the same name. Gartner Group. Publication Date: September 14, 2005. ID number: G00122284. Stamford, CT.
  • Virtual Private Network Consortium (2006) - From the white paper, VPN Technologies: Definitions and Requirements Downloaded from the Internet on March 6, 2006:

Cite this Term Paper:

APA Format

Virtual Private Networks (VPN) (2007, February 04) Retrieved August 15, 2022, from

MLA Format

"Virtual Private Networks (VPN)" 04 February 2007. Web. 15 August. 2022. <>