To the average web surfer, all the technical jargon around VPNs can get pretty overwhelming. Thankfully, understanding how you..
Virtual private network
Allows a private network to go through a public network
A virtual private network (VPN) extends a private network across a public network and enables users to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if their computing devices were directly connected to the private network. The benefits of a VPN include increases in functionality, security, and management of the private network. It provides access to resources inaccessible on the public network and is typically used for telecommuting workers. Encryption is common, although not an inherent part of a VPN connection.