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(From New Straits Times (Malaysia))
Byline: Azhar Abu Bakar
TRADITIONALLY, virtual private networking focuses on creating a private network using the infrastructure of the public Internet. Reason being, the Internet is sometimes viewed as an insecure means of transmitting data because of the fact that it being a public network, opportunities for modification, intercepting and deletion of data are possible.
Thus, a virtual private network (VPN) is one of many ways of protecting data over this public network by providing encryption and authentication features to address this lack of security.
VPN basics. In essence, VPNs use the concept of …