Sometimes when you are working from home or have two offices you want to be able to access files that are in one location while you are in another. It used to be that you would have to find a person to go over to the computer and email them to you or you would have to travel over to the office and get the files. However, with the advancement of technology that is no longer needed. You can use a method known as virtual private networking.
Virtual private networking is the ability to create a connection to a private network. These connections are secure which prevents people from being able to get the information that you are trying to access. The connection on a virtual private network is done through an unsecured public network which is usually the Internet for most people.
Virtual private networking can be done using a large number of programs or software programs that are available. However, the most popular form of virtual private networking is the one that is set up directly through Windows XP. Most people who wish to create a virtual private network will use the Windows version of it instead of using the other programs.
Many people who need access to computers enjoy using a virtual private network because it allows the computer that they are on to appear as if it is connected to the network separately. For many people who work in offices or with businesses that have their own network this is ideal for those who wish to commute to work and not have to have them be in front of the computer. Everyone has access to the system network and everyone is able to send and receive all the information that they want through the network.
Virtual private networking is often confused with remote desktop access, however, the two systems are completely different from one another.