What is the purpose of Virtual Private Networking VPN )? In GCP?

According to Google, the purpose of Virtual Private Networking (VPN) in GCP is “to provide your computer with a secure, private connection to another network.” This can be useful for accessing resources that are not publicly available, or for securely connecting to a corporate network. VPN can also help improve security by encrypting traffic between your computer and the resource you’re accessing.

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection on Google Compute Engine (GCP) lets you connect your existing network to your GCP network via an IPsec connection. You can also use it to connect two different GCP VPN gateways.

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No, a virtual private server (VPS) is not the same as a VPN. A VPN is a private network that encrypts your data and routes it through a remote server, hiding your activity from your ISP and government. A VPS is a service provided by a hosting company that gives you a virtual machine to use for your own purposes. While you can use a VPS to connect to the internet, it will not encrypt your data or hide your activity from your ISP or government.

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ESP in networking refers to the process of sending data over a network using security protocols. These protocols guarantee that data will not be intercepted or tampered with while in transit. ESP uses strong encryption algorithms to protect data, making it an integral part of any secure network.

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Virtual means different things to different people, but in general, it can be used to describe anything that exists online or in cyberspace. This could include websites, social media platforms, digital currencies, and more. In the context of Surfshark, virtual refers to our VPN service. By using a VPN, you can mask your IP address and encrypt your traffic from prying eyes. This gives you a greater degree of privacy and security when browsing the web.

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