What’s a Virtual Private Network (VPN)?
Virtual network: A network that provides virtual circuits and that is established by using the facilities of a real network.*
Has the look and feel of a “real” private network
Enterprise maintains control of the network
- Customer Network Management (CNM) is a key feature
Usually will be based on packet switching
*Source: Federal Standard 1037C at http://glossary.its.bldrdoc.gov/fs-1037/