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VPN

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

Virtual Private Network
Virtual Private Networking

Definition(s):

  Protected information system link utilizing tunneling, security controls, and endpoint address translation giving the impression of a dedicated line.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4 under Virtual Private Network (CNSSI 4009)

  A virtual network built on top of existing networks that can provide a secure communications mechanism for data and IP information transmitted between networks.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-113 under Virtual Private Network

  Virtual network built on top of existing networks that can provide a secure communications mechanism for data and IP information transmitted between networks.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-77 under Virtual Private Network