What is a VPN network?

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Ray Dart Profile
Ray Dart answered

The clue is in the name "Virtual Private Network". It is a mechanism for simulating a point-to-point type network over existing network infrastructure without anyone else outside that mechanism (but using the same infrastructure) having access to it (unless you want them to). Usually implemented in soft/firmware. There is quite a lot more to it than that, and Google/Wikipedia are your friends here.

Gary Davis Profile
Gary Davis answered

A VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. It is an encrypted, secured connection that encapsulates communications and allows you to access remote network resources that aren't on the Internet publicly.
It can block some Internet or local resources though, depending on the setup.

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Ray Dart
Ray Dart commented
Whilst VPNs are sometimes used to provide secure point-to-point network connection over the internet, their use has a much wider range than that. I know of a 2000+ node system here in the UK that, for security reasons, is not even connected to the internet. It is subdivided by VPNs and subnets. The infrastructure is extremely simple, the network isn't.
alex bryn
alex bryn commented
A VPN is a special communication system through which individuals can exchange data with a private network using the public Internet without compromising security. 
alex bryn
alex bryn commented
A VPN is a special communication system through which individuals can exchange data with a private network using the public Internet without compromising security. 
Vlad Toropov Profile
Vlad Toropov answered

VPN or Virtual Private Network is a wizard’s cloak of invisibility in the online world:)
In simple words, it is a middleman between you and the sites you are surfing.

If you want to find a good VPN - I suggest you to read this article: blog.affilight.com/2018/04/04/finding-best-vpn-service-2018/

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Anonymous answered

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Karl Sagan Profile
Karl Sagan answered

Do you use VPN in your work? I mean, it's very convenient to establish such linked connections between the devices. I cooperate with Novavpn and they provide quite decent VPN services for my company. And no DNS package losses at all.

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