VPN Service Provider
Definition - What does VPN Service Provider mean?
A VPN service provider is a type of service provider that provides VPN services to end users and/or organizations.
They provide their customers with a secure and private network that connects one or more locations, local networks or intranets together.
A VPN service provider is also known as a VPN host.
Techopedia explains VPN Service Provider
Besides providing a private network connection, a VPN service provider also provides end users with proxy servers to access restricted websites/content and to protect their identity. VPN service providers enable end users to access restricted content or any website anonymously without disclosing their location and identity.
The services provided by a VPN service provider can be in various forms, such as:
- Hosted/Cloud VPN: The client connects to over a web-based (cloud) VPN connection.
- Public VPN: The VPN is hosted and accessed using public networks or the Internet.