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A VPN manager is a software utility that is designed specifically to manage VPN service operations on a VPN client, VPN server or both. It automates the process of establishing and managing VPN-based network communications between connected and configured devices and the network.
A VPN manager is also known as VPN software.
A VPN manager typically can be of two different forms: client or server. The VPN manager for a client device is installed on any VPN end device and helps in establishing a connection with the VPN server or the VPN itself. Similarly, the VPN manager for a server device manages the core server end of tasks such as authenticating client devices and creating, securing and managing tunnels and their communication. A VPN manager is generally provided by a VPN service provider.