VPN - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] computing 

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/ˌviː pi: ˈen/
singularVPN
pluralVPNs
  1. virtual private network: a way of creating a secure private network using a public encrypted network such as the internet. It is used by businesses for employees to communicate and by people who want to avoid censorship and other online restrictions.

    These kind of VPN solutions are used by companies all over the world.

    This meaning is based on one submitted to the Open Dictionary from United Kingdom on 29/05/2015