When and how to use the VPN client built into Windows. and
VPN (virtual private network) technology lets a computer using a public internet connection join a private network by way of a secure “tunnel” between that machine and the network. This protects the data from being seen or tampered with by bad actors. The two most common use cases are consumer VPN services that allow individuals to surf privately from home or a public setting, and business-oriented solutions that allow employees to securely connect to a corporate network remotely.
For the most part, VPN connections are handled by custom software such as the many consumer VPN services we’ve reviewed ( go. pcworld.com/rvpn), or by third-party generic software such as the OPENVPN client or Cisco Anyconnect.
Another option that’s generally supported by most virtual private networks is to use Microsoft’s built-in VPN client. This is useful when some VPNS don’t provide their own client or if you want to use a VPN protocol not