Details of setting up a Virtual Private Network on a Windows® 7 system
How can setting up a Virtual Private Network on a Windows 7 system help?
VPN, the Virtual Private Network in Windows 7 system allows you to work from home or office by using the remote infrastructure provided by the public network like Internet and maintains a secure connection. Compared other technologies like leased lines or RAS (Remote Access Server), VPN technology costs less. Virtual Private Network connection is very secure and only authenticated users can access it. The VPN setup follows the client server model of communication. If you are a remote client and you if you want to connect to corporate server then you need to have the VPN server software installed in your system. Then for communication over the Internet, VPN client software need to communicate with VPN server software.
Here are the features and way to setting up VPN connections on Windows 7 system:
- Role of VPN
- Features of VPN
- Way to setup VPN connection
Role of VPN
One of the major roles of a VPN is to connect the network over the Internet. VPN usually allows the entire remote network to join to the local network. Thus, with the help of VPN it is possible to connect to two or more networks. VPN provides remote access to resources through Internet. VPN software is also able to create a network between a dial-up user and VPN server across the Internet.
Features of VPN
Providing security is one of the most beneficial things in a Virtual Private Network. The security feature in VPN ensures the integrity and privacy of data as it travels through the Internet. Some of the security features provided by VPN are address management, user authentication, Multiple Protocol Support and Data Encryption. Mobility is another top feature of VPN.
Way to setup VPN connection
In order to setup a VPN connection on your PC, you have to go to the Control Panel in the Start menu and then double click on 'Network Connections'. After that click on the 'Create Network Connection' option. Then from the network connection wizard, click on Virtual Private Network connection.
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