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What Does VPN Token Mean?

A VPN token is a type of security mechanism that is used to authenticate a user or device on a VPN infrastructure. A VPN token works similarly to a standard security token. It primarily provides an additional layer of authentication and security within a VPN.

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Techopedia Explains VPN Token

A VPN token is typically enabled by two-factor authentication, where the end user not only provides a password but also authenticates the device. This is done to ensure that the user connects with a VPN service only through an authorized device. A VPN token can be hardware or software based, however, most VPNs use software tokens to authorize remotely connected users.

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Margaret Rouse
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Margaret is an award-winning technical writer and teacher known for her ability to explain complex technical subjects to a non-technical business audience. Over the past twenty years, her IT definitions have been published by Que in an encyclopedia of technology terms and cited in articles by the New York Times, Time Magazine, USA Today, ZDNet, PC Magazine, and Discovery Magazine. She joined Techopedia in 2011. Margaret's idea of a fun day is helping IT and business professionals learn to speak each other’s highly specialized languages.