The following is a Plus Edition article written by and copyright by Dick Eastman.
This is an update to Plus Edition article published about a year ago. The information in that article was accurate when published, but the available technology and services have changed since then. Prices have also decreased by nearly 50% in the past year. This new article should bring the reader up to date.
I am a fan of virtual private networks, or VPNs. By definition, according to Dictionary.com, a VPN is "a network that uses the internet to transfer information using secure methods." A longer and more detailed explanation can be found on Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vpn.
Why should you or I want to use a VPN? There are several reasons.