Definition - What does VPN Connection mean?
A VPN connection refers to the process of establishing a private and secure link or path between one or more local and remote network devices.
A VPN connection is similar to a WAN connection, but offers more privacy and security.
Techopedia explains VPN Connection
A VPN connection is generally established through a VPN manager (client/server) that utilizes networking protocols such as Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) and Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP). The VPN connection typically exists between the VPN client and server device. It creates a VPN tunnel between both the local and remote device, and ensures a secure communication between them. The VPN connection is only established when the client device authenticates itself on the VPN server or gateway.