Explanation of what a VPN is and what it may be used for both at home and in the workplace.
A Virtual Private Network is frequently shortened to the acronym VPN. A VPN allows secure access to a network from an outside location.
A common use of a VPN is for an employee to connect to their workplace's network from home. For example, to access an intranet or files on a network drive.
VPNs are also used outside of the workplace by individuals to secure their internet access and bypass censorship. There are a large number of VPN Providers available for this.
A definition of hardware with some common examples such as printers, keyboard or monitor