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Virtual Private Network (VPN)

One or more wide-area network links over a shared public network, typically over the Internet or an IP backbone from a network service provider (NSP), which simulates the behavior of dedicated WAN links over leased lines. The data traveling between two hosts is encrypted for privacy using both hardware and software solutions.