Last updated: 2021-06-11 17:19:31

A VPN connection is a secure network connection over the public network. It can securely connect the customer IDC to the private office network and the Tencent Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) through an encrypted tunnel over the public network. A VPN gateway provides IPsec VPN connections.

Tencent Cloud VPN Connections consists of the following components:

  • VPN gateway: an IPsec VPN gateway.
    • VPN gateway for VPC: if you need to communicate with a single VPC, you can connect to the VPC via the VPN gateway for VPC.
    • VPN gateway for CCN: if you need to communicate with multiple VPCs, you can connect to CCN via the VPN gateway for CCN to realize traffic interconnection.

      Each VPN gateway can create multiple VPN tunnels, each of which can connect the VPC to a local IDC.

  • Customer gateway: a logical object that records the fixed public IP address of the IPsec VPN gateway on the IDC side.
  • VPN tunnel: an encrypted IPsec VPN tunnel.