A Virtual Private Network delivers the best return on investment in securing communications. However, the lack of reliability of VPN links is risky for critical communication within organizations. Constantly available networks typically rely on several Internet service providers to ensure always-on connectivity and increase bandwidth. Augmented VPN aggregates all Internet Service Provider links to obtain a single high capacity tunnel. Augmented VPN provides a simple and cost effective way to create fast, secure, high capacity connections between sites and ensure uninterrupted Internet connectivity. Designed for ease of use, the implementation requires no special equipment, software or Internet service provider peering agreements.