Crossing network boundaries to overcome physical constraints so we can share these devices and services as if they were all on the same LAN is the next revolution in networking. For example, you may want to save files on your PC to a co-worker's NAS, watch a video off your media center on your friend's TV, share a printer with a neighbor, save pictures of your family directly onto your parents' PC, play Xbox head-to-head with a classmate and much much more. In the near future, we will need to create "virtual" [local area] networks using the Internet that will include devices outside of our physical LANs and be able to access them simple as if they were on our own network.
The unique, patent pending technology created and used by Leaf Networks allows users to create their own personal private virtual networks without the need to configure firewalls or routers. No matter where a user is - hot spot, hotel, cafe, office or home - they can still be connected to theirAVAN.
Their network devices can be shared using one of many application protocol router plug-ins offered by Leaf Networks.
These protocol routers bridge network devices between two or more networks without having to modify the devices.
The devices effectively see each other as if they were on the same local area network.
Users of Leaf Networks' service will be able to engage in activities outside of the constraints of their physical LAN environment. They will be able save their files to the hard drive or NAS of colleagues around the world for backup, stream video off of their media center on to a friend's TV, share printers with neighbors, save pictures of their families directly on to their parents' desktops, access important files from their home PC while on the road, play head-to-heard Xbox games with their friends, and much, much more.
See also: Remote access, instant VPN, file share, zero-configuration VPN, on-demand VPN