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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.
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