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virtual private network (VPN)

A secure network connection that connects different corporate network sites, allows remote users to connect to an enterprise network, and allows controlled access to different corporate networks. Although a VPN provides a secure tunnel for network traffic, it leaves connection points open to attack. Working with a corporate VPN server, Symantec Enforcer ensures that only computers running a valid security policy of the Symantec Protection Agent can gain access to an enterprise network through a VPN. See also VPN enforcement.