Axcelerant raised $9 million in its second round of funding, led by new investors Gemini Investors and Baird Venture Partners. Riordan, Lewis & Haden, which led the company's $10 million first round, also contributed.
A VPN uses data encryption to securely connect two private networks over the Internet. Theis more secure than a dial-up connection and is cheaper than buying a dedicated communication line. Axcelerant's customers include Broadcom, Conexant, Oracle, PeopleSoft and Sun Microsystems.