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News ID: 696
Iran » Iran
Publish Date: 11:33 - 07 April 2013
Tehran, YJC. As disagreements continue regarding the ‘indigenous’ VPN, indications of its realization are not few.
Maybe it was the Chief of Police of the Organization for Passive Defense who first brought up the issue of indigenous VPNs, in the wake of which the Minister of Telecommunications said that there is no indigenous/non-indigenous VPN.

As time went by, however, things got more serious and the Supreme Council for Cyber Space was appointed responsible for taking the affair in hand.

The council then appointed a time for organizations to apply for VPN via a website it had launched. But after around 45 days no news has been issued as whether individuals could also apply.

Last year VPNs were down in the country for some time with no prior notice. In the wake of the downtime Mehdi Akhavan Behabadi, Secretary of the Supreme Council of Cyber Space announced that issuing legal VPN is something that depends on the abilities of the Telecommunication Infrastructure Company which is the agent for VPN services.

He stated, though, that the Telecommunication Infrastructure Company faces technical problems and that they hope as abilities are boosted, grounds will be laid for issuing VPN to individuals as well.

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