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Frame relay vs. VPNs

Why is a virtual private network (VPN) better than frame relay?

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You are comparing apples and oranges. Frame relay is a means of moving data from point to point. A VPN provides an encrypted tunnel over otherwise insecure communications channels to create a "virtual" network. VPN can run over frame relay, ATM, or just about any type of communications media, provided the proper interface is used.

This was first published in August 2001

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