Difference between VPN & APN?
|Institute||Ahsanullah Institute of Information and Communication Technology 2018|
|Description||A network that uses the internet to transfer information using secure methods.||It protects confidential information being sent over a public telecommunications network.|
|Internet connectivity||VPN works over an existing public network, and only works if the user has another means of connecting to the Internet.||An APN directly connects users to the Internet. It also allows connecting to the external network with which it is associated.|
|Link||It may be possible to connect to a VPN from a mobile if it supports the action in the phone and if one knows the detail such as server name, account, and password.||APN is a unique network that must be programmed into one’s cell phone before he can connect.|
|Designed||VPNs are mainly designed for the transmission of confidential information.||APNs are designed for the wireless provider.|
|Information Safety||It is planned for the transmission of confidential information, such as email, over a public communication network.||It determines a level of safety on the wireless provider. If one have a custom APN, he is responsible for configuring the level of safety.|
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