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What is a VPN?

Published on January 4, 2021

Manager, Developer Education

What is a VPN?

A VPN, short for virtual private network, is a means of establishing secure connections between remote computers. A VPN presents its connection as if it were a local private network, allowing for secure communications between servers.

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A complete list of our educational resources on virtual private networks can be found on our VPN tag page.

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