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What is a VPN?

Published on January 4, 2021 · Updated on January 4, 2021
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By Mark Drake
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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