|(networking)||Value Added Network - (VAN) A privately owned network that provides a
specific service, such as legal research or access to a
specialised database, for a fee. A Value Added Network
usually offers some service or information that is not readily
available on public networks.|
A Value Added Network's customers typically purchase leased lines that connect them to the network or they use a dial-up number, given by the network owner, to gain access to the network.