Apologies for the obvious noobishness of this question... I have my own computer and own independent internet connection at home. I have a work program that I can't access unless I first log in to work with Cisco VPN client. While I am connected to the work VPN, how is data routed? Does every bit of data go from my computer to work, who then retrieves and sends back to me? (Like a proxy server?) Or is the VPN only "active" when using the specific program that requires me to connect? I know next to nothing about networking. This question might not even make sense.