Casual Virtual Private Network

TitleCasual Virtual Private Network
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsR. Roman, J. Zhou, and J. Lopez
JournalInternational Journal of Computer Systems Science & Engineering
PublisherCRL Publishing
ISSN Number0267-6192

Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) provide a cost-effective way for securing communications using public and insecure networks like the Internet. The main purpose of a VPN is to securely and transparently connect two or more remote networks to form virtually a single network, using centralized security policies for better management and protection. However, in certain scenarios, users may not require such a transparent access to the resources within their networks, but only want temporary secure access to internal services based on their own demands. We call the network architecture with such a feature as Casual VPN. In this paper, we present the notion of Casual VPN, and explain why traditional VPN architectures and protocols are unable to offer Casual VPN services. We also propose and define the operation of a particular Casual VPN architecture, C-VPN, which additionally allows the management of TCP and UDP-based protocols.

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