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VPN question?

Asked by 65Stang (508points) March 27th, 2008 from iPhone

I have an iPod touch, and in settings under general and network, there is a vpn setting. What is it, and what is it for/does it do? I tried Apple forums, but no luck. Thanks.

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Virtual Private Network.
Access through a firewall or other security devices like a router, but it is usually to get through the firewall. Used mostly on corporate networks.
Generally your data stream both ways is encrypted for security.
Our version requires use of a token and password, so that when you are about to log in you get a four digit code from the token that is synchronized with the server. If the number string matches, you are admitted, if you, you are out of luck.


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