public data network


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public data network

A communications network provided by a carrier organization that makes its transport available to companies. Customers attach to such networks using a variety of protocols including frame relay, ATM, IP, etc., and pay by the month or on a per-byte basis. Contrast with private data network. See VPN.
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Virtual private networking (VPN) is a technology that allows a public data network such as the Internet to be used to transmit information in a secure manner.
My key question is why the Federal government was - and most likely still is - subsidizing and supporting a public data network.
Ernst & Young reports that the use of a variety of techniques to secure distributed information systems that can be accessed over the public data network has not kept pace with technology.
I talked to network managers responsible for a wide variety of networks, including a regional NSF Network serving several hundred locations throughout eight states, a public data network from a telco, several large university networks, a professor of telecommunications at a major university, and a commercial bank.
EWP search requests are routed from our PCs over a Public Data Network to DirectoryNet's National Gateway Center.
Addressing the need for broadband links, Bellcore Vice PResident Richard Caruso says he believes the answer lies in public data network services, combining both frame relay and SMDS (switched multi-megabit data service) as complementary rather than competing options.