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split tunneling

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  The process of allowing a remote user or device to establish a non-remote connection with a system and simultaneously communicate via some other connection to a resource in an external network. This method of network access enables a user to access remote devices (e.g., a networked printer) at the same time as accessing uncontrolled networks.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-171 Rev. 1

  A method that routes organization-specific traffic through the SSL VPN tunnel, but routes other traffic through the remote user's default gateway.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-113 under Split Tunneling