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VPNs Are Hot, but What Are They?
The Virtual Private Network (VPN) market is exploding. There are many different ideas on what a VPN is, and how to implement them. This article clarifies what

what is vpn  Private Network , however, what a VPN is depends on whom you ask. According to Eric Wolford, Director of IP marketing for AT&T Internet services VPNs tend to now be what the market says they are. The best way to find out what a provider means when they talk about VPNs is to review its VPN Service Level Description . If a VPN provider does not have a Service Level Description , you can be sure that it is not clear on what a VPN service is supposed to offer. So is a VPN a product or a service? The answer

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