Definition - What does VPN Concentrator mean?
A VPN concentrator is a type of networking device that provides secure creation of VPN connections and delivery of messages between VPN nodes.
It is a type of router device, built specifically for creating and managing VPN communication infrastructures.
Techopedia explains VPN Concentrator
A VPN concentrator primarily adds the capabilities of a VPN router by adding advanced data and network security to the communications. It has the ability to create and manage a large quantity of VPN tunnels.
A VPN concentrator is typically used for creating site-to-site VPN architectures. It can:
- Establish and configure tunnels
- Authenticate users
- Assign tunnel/IP addresses to users
- Encrypt and decrypt data
- Ensure end-to-end delivery of data