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Types of Virtual Private Network

A Quick Look at the Types of Virtual Private Network

Virtual Private network is one of the most efficient ways of using the internet. It is safe and far faster than the conventional internet connections. And this is the major reason for its constantly increasing popularity. With a Virtual Private Network, one can easily browse the websites that have restricted access.

Are there different types of Virtual Private Network?

And there is no single form of virtual private network that is being used by the people. The major types of virtual private network connections are listed below:

Dedicated Virtual Private Networks
Shared Virtual Private Networks
Multi Location and Multi Users Virtual Private Network
Country Specific Virtual Private Network
Dynamic IP Virtual Private Network
And many others.

There is one more related concept of a virtual private network connection. This is called as virtual private network tunneling. This concept can be explained by a very simple example. Everyone knows why a mountain is cut and a tunnel is made through it. To cut short the distant and to increase the efficiency. Here mountain can be said as the internet connection and the two sides of the tunnel can be referred to as the two end points of the VPN connection.

Why would one require doing a Virtual Private Network Tunneling?

There are several applications that require a client server protocol. Unless this protocol has been established, the application would not run. This is why to encrypt a TCP/IP connection through an application to a server, tunneling of VPN is done.

What are the types of VPN Tunneling?

We will not be going into the details of how to differentiate and how to set up a tunnel for a virtual private network. We think that this should be left for the geeks. We will just have a quick summary of all the types of virtual private network tunneling.

Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP)
Layer Two Tunneling Protocol (L2TP)
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)

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