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What is a Virtual Private Network (VPN)?
Large companies often use secured internal computer networks for the employees who need the use of a computer. While this works great when the employees are on company property, some of those people need to travel for extended periods of time as part of their work. This can make accessing company e-mail and other internal resources difficult from the outside.

There is a solution: a Virtual Private Network (VPN). This is a way of encrypting a network traffic sent via a public network, usually using special software installed on both the host and remote computers. In addition, some VPNs require special security hardware devices to be used. The software or hardware usually creates a special code that must match up with another code on the network host computer. Without a match, the connection is denied. This allows computers from remote locations to connect to a secured internal network while keeping unauthorized users out.

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