Date Added: Dec 2010
Agent-Based Virtual private networks Architecture (ABVA) refers to the environment where a third-party provider runs and administers remote access Virtual Private Network (VPN) service for organizations that do not want to maintain their own in-house VPN servers. This paper considers the problem of optimally connecting users of an organization to VPN server locations in an ABVA environment so that request denial probability and latency are balanced. A user request needs a certain bandwidth between the user and the VPN server. The VPN server may deny requests when the bandwidth is insufficient (Capacity limitation).