private networks (VPN) provide an encrypted connection between
a user's distributed sites over the Internet i.e a private
network built atop the internet. The basic idea is to provide
an encrypted IP tunnel through the Internet that permits distributed
sites to communicate securely. The encrypted tunnel provides
a secure path for network applications and requires no changes
to the application.
allow us to quickly and inexpensively offer:
access to select Communities of interest within our own
Extranet access to trading partners, vendors, and other
organizations with which we have a business relationship.
VPNs allow us to make more cost-effective use of scarce and
expensive enterprise resources by partitioning access logically
instead of physically. These advances have made secure and
a cost-effective way to do business. VPNs offer us flexibility
to rapidly respond to organizational and market changes.