Virtual Private Network (VPN)

March 5, 2018

Virtual Private Network (VPN)

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A virtual network, built on top of existing physical networks, that provides a secure communications tunnel for data and other information transmitted between networks.
SOURCE: SP 800-46

Protected information system link utilizing tunneling, security controls (see Information Assurance), and endpoint address translation giving the impression of a dedicated line
SOURCE: CNSSI-4009