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EDI Edit

A value-added network (VAN) is

[a] computer network or subnetwork (usually a commercial enterprise) that transmits, receives, and stores EDI transactions on behalf of its users.[1]

General Edit

A value-added network (VAN) is

[a] data communication network that provides services beyond normal transmission, such as error correction or message storage and forwarding.[2]

References Edit

  1. Internet Security Glossary, at 332.
  2. Bringing Health Care Online: The Role of Information Technologies, at 223.

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