VPN - Virtual Private Network

VPN - Virtual Private Network VPN - Virtual Private Network
A virtual private network (VPN) extends a private network across public networks like the Internet. It enables a host computer to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if they were an integral part of the private network with all the functionality, security and management policies of the private network.


This is done by establishing a virtual point-to-point connection through the use of dedicated connections, encryption, or a combination of the two.

The VPN connection across the Internet is technically a wide area network (WAN) link between the sites. From a user perspective, the extended network resources are accessed in the same way as resources available from the private network hence the name "virtual private network".

Two-way satellite Internet service is fast and reliable, and works very well for browsing, email, and most other Internet applications. However, many traditional VPN solutions have been known to decrease throughput of the connection by as much as 70% if used over a satellite link.

Why is this?

At Mobil Satellite Technologies we offer several different ways to provide VPN encryption and security of data without compromising the performance of the satellite link.