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Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS)

Definition - What does Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS) mean?

Virtual private LAN service (VPLS) is a type of virtual private network technology that enables the connection of one or more local area networks (LANs) over the Internet through a single bridged connection. VPLS use Internet Protocol/Multiprotocol Label Switching to provide an Ethernet interface or connection to the customers or subscribers on an Internet connection. This is done through the use of edge routers.

Techopedia explains Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS)

VPLS is primarily implemented to provide remote subscribers with an LAN-type connection over a virtual private network (VPN). VPLS supports most network connectivity types, including point-to-point, point-to-multipoint, multipoint-to-point and more. When subscribers log in to the virtual private LAN, they are provided with the features and impression of a standard LAN connection. The VPLS uses a VPN to create and manage connections and to move subscriber data within the network. Moreover, the subscriber can change location and still connect to the virtual LAN.

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