Virtual Private Network (VPN)


A virtual private network (VPN) extends a private network and the resources contained in the network across public networks like the Internet. It enables a host computer to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if it were a private network with all the functionality, security and management policies of the private network. This is done by establishing a virtual point-to-point connection through the use of dedicated connections, encryption, or a combination of the two.


  1. A virtual private network allows you to access certain UB IT services that are normally only available on campus. Find out when you need to use one.