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Protocols and architecture for secure virtual private networks. Intraenterprise data communications are supported in a secure manner over the Internet or other public network space with the implementation of secure virtual private networks. Members of a virtual private network group exchange data that may be compressed, encrypted and authenticated, if the exchange is between members of the group.

Title
Apparatus for implementing virtual private networks
Application Number
8/874091
Publication Number
6173399 (B2)
Application Date
June 12, 1997
Publication Date
January 9, 2001
Inventor
Sidney A Gilbrech
Los Altos
CA, US
Agent
McCutchen Doyle Brown & Enersen
US
Assignee
VPNet Technologies
US
IPC
H04L 9/32
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