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Everything You Need to Know About VPNs

By: Nick Mediati

A VPN (virtual private network) is like a tunnel — it establishes a way to transmit data securely over the Internet between your laptop and your nonprofit's server. In this article, we walk you through why it's needed and what your options are in setting up a VPN.