"Cloud networks are similar to a virtual private network (VPN) because they enable users to securely access files, printers, applications, etc. from anywhere in the world, on any device. However, cloud networks are multi-tenant private virtual cloud networks that overlay the Internet. Each virtual cloud network functions like a borderless LAN and provides fully switched, any-to-any connectivity between servers, PCs, and mobile devices from anywhere" - Wikipedia


NetVirt is a network virtualization platform that allows you to create and manage your own peer-to-peer virtual private network (VPN) with the goal to keep it simple for everyone. VPN and encryption are often only used by those who are knowledgeable and more skilled. Everyone should be able to use a VPN-based technology. With the internet of things and the world globalization maintaining and managing networks gets harder and harder. Flexibility, ease of use and security become the key drivers. Traditional VPN solutions are hard to put in place, to configure properly and to make sure they are secure. Furthermore, they do not scale easily as you start adding more and more devices. New cloud-based solutions have been developped in recent years, but they are close source and private, it is not possible to host your own instance or even audit the source code, a must in any security product. Software-defined networking and network virtualization brings more flexibility and scalability than ever. NetVirt is based on those concepts which gives him technical advantages over traditional VPN. NetVirt allows to easily create P2P encrypted connection through NAT and firewall, and because it's offering LAN-like connectivity between each device, it becomes easy to use traditional tools to chat, share files, have phone calls and video conferences over an encrypted link. A centralized web dashboard gives the possibility to create secure virtual network, add computers and devices instantly and to manage them easily from a single point. From the client side, connecting to a newly created private network is a matter of a second because all the complexity of handling certificates is hidden behind a provisioning mechanism. A major part of NetVirt has been built already, but to go from a beta release to a professional solution that the user will use seamlessly and joyfully there is still a lot of work to do.

www.DynVPN.com is an online cloud-networking service based on NetVirt.