Definition - What does VPN Hardware mean?
VPN hardware consists of the physical devices and components that make up a VPN connection.
VPN hardware is a broad term that includes a set of computing and networking components that build, host and deliver the services and operations of a VPN.
Techopedia explains VPN Hardware
VPN hardware typically combines with VPN software technologies to deliver end-to-end VPN services. VPN hardware generally is divided into two key categories:
- Computing Hardware: Examples include VPN server, client (PC), mobile and handheld devices.
- Networking Hardware: Examples includes VPN switch, router, firewall (hardware), network card, cable and wireless devices.
VPN hardware is different than hardware VPN, which is an all-in-one device (hardware + software) for providing VPN services.
- Virtual Private Network (VPN)
- VPN Server
- VPN Server Software
- Network Infrastructure
- VPN Router
- Hardware Virtual Private Network (Hardware VPN)
- Mobile Virtual Private Network (mVPN)
- Open-Source Virtual Private Network (OpenVPN)
- Virtual Private Network Appliance (VPN appliance)
- Wide Area Network (WAN)
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