What is a VPN?

A virtual private network (VPN) extends a private network across a public network, such as the Internet. It enables a computer to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if it were directly connected to the private network, while benefitting from the functionality, security and management policies of the private network. This is done by establishing a virtual point-to-point connection through the use of dedicated connections, encryption, or a combination of the two.


A VPN connection across the Internet is similar to a wide area network (WAN) link between the sites. From a user perspective, the extended network resources are accessed in the same way as resources available from the private network.


VPNs allow employees to securely access their company's intranet while traveling outside the office. Similarly, VPNs securely and cost effectively connect geographically disparate offices of an organization creating one cohesive virtual network. VPN technology is also used by ordinary Internet users to connect to proxy servers for the purpose of protecting one's identity.

The Nexus alternative

Speak to us about securely interlinking Head Office and branches across the Cape Town Metropole.


We provide a great wireless alternative to expensive Diginet lines and you traffic is secure on our network, not traversing the Internet. These VPN links are available in 1Mb through 10Mb speeds, and ensure your branches can communicate uninterrupted.


We can also assist in connecting remote CCTV monitoring between sites, ensuring a cost effective solution which has better performance than ADSL.

NEXUS.NET Wired and Wireless CC

Suite 6, Burlington Arcade, 393-409 Main Road

Wynberg, Cape Town


PO Box 30851

Tokai, 7966


Office: 087 230 0103   Fax: 086 532 4537

Available from 7am – 5pm weekdays only


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