How would u model a vpn?

Started by bramasdf, March 26, 2024, 08:34:18 AM

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Would a vpn be classified as a communcation network or something else?

Jean-Baptiste Sarrodie


This question should better be posted on the ArchiMate Community...

That being said, If you want to keep things as simple as possible (prefered approach IMHO), yes a Communication Network is fine. If you are doing some more advanced modeling, then a Path realized by some Communication Networks (such as Internet), and aggregating elements such as a System Software 'VNP Client', and a Node 'VPN Concentrator') would be best.


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There is a decent example on the bizzdesign documentation site

This shows the realisation at the tech layer of how the VPN components.

You could represent VPN as a path, or as a network, depending on what you are intending to describe in the view