IPsec

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IPsec

(networking, protocol, security)
("IP Secure"?) A protocol that provides security for transmission of sensitive information over unprotected networks such as the Internet. IPsec acts at the network layer, protecting and authenticating IP packets between participating devices ("peers"), such as Cisco routers.

IETF IPsec.

IPsec

(IP SECurity) A security protocol from the IETF that provides authentication and encryption over the Internet. Unlike SSL, which provides services at layer 4 and secures two applications, IPsec works at layer 3 and secures everything in the network. Also unlike SSL, which is typically built into the Web browser, IPsec requires a client installation. IPsec can access both Web and non-Web applications, whereas SSL requires workarounds for non-Web access such as file sharing and backup.

IPsec is supported by IPv6. Since IPsec was designed for the IP protocol, it has wide industry support for virtual private networks (VPNs) on the Internet. See virtual private network, IKE, IPv6 and security protocol.
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This efficiency offers better performance and a smaller footprint than traditional IPSec implementations.
GTGI's PowerCrypt 5X is an encryption accelerator card that provides hardware- assisted encryption, decryption and one-way hash functions to programs that could benefit from such assistance, such as IPsec implementations and bulk file encryption.
GTGI's PowerCrypt 5X is an encryption accelerator card that provides hardware-assisted encryption, decryption and one-way hash functions to programs that could benefit from such assistance, such as IPsec implementations and bulk file encryption.
SSH's IPSec solutions are one of the leading toolkits for IPSec implementations in secure local and global communications.
Mocana's NanoSec is also surprisingly affordable with a total cost of ownership usually being substantially less expensive than open source IPsec implementations.
GTGI's PowerCrypt 5x-PMC is an encryption accelerator card that provides hardware-assisted encryption, decryption and one-way hash functions to programs that could benefit from such assistance, such as IPsec implementations and bulk file encryption.
Chilver continued, "We were able to introduce the Encore appliances using SLE operating in conjunction with the TCP acceleration provided by ViaSat LinkStar modems, ensuring that applications could be run in a VPN environment with no modifications and without any of the performance degradation normally associated with IPSec implementations over satellite.
Security Builder IPSec features the smallest code size available, offering developers efficient security and better performance than traditional IPSec implementations.
With the smallest code size and widest support for industry-leading VPN gateways, Security Builder IPSec provides efficient security and enables better performance than is normally achievable with traditional IPSec implementations.
By offering conformance and performance testing in one solution, as well as making it easy to assess the Real World effect of IPSEC on application performance, we can help solve what until now have been unanswered questions about IPSEC implementations.
All of the required algorithms & modes of IKE processing are supported, giving the Hifn solution an edge in compatibility with other IPsec implementations.
In the case of IPsec, hooks are supplied for SSH IPSEC Express Toolkit and other IPsec implementations.