VPN creation?

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Apr 14th, 2010

For you people that have been around a bit longer than me.

When was VPN created as a technology/did it start being used?

I have been hearing different possibilities and I was wondering of any of the experts here know the answer

Correct Answer by Jennifer Halim about 6 years 10 months ago

PPTP is a remote access VPN, and it's developed by Microsoft (so VPN connection is from client's PC to a gateway device):


IPSec can be done in 2 flavours, ie:

1) LAN-to-LAN tunnel - VPN is terminated between 2 gateways

2) Remote access VPN - similar to PPTP, but IPSec is the underlying technology.

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StanDamen Wed, 04/14/2010 - 23:21

I am unaware of what the first type of VPN like technology was.

I have read somwhere that it could be the creation of the PPP protocol, which i've heard is from 1994?

Or was IPSec VPN the first real VPN type.


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