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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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An IPsec device also needs to support a large number of IPsec connections (or tunnels) and be able to add new IPsec tunnels quickly.
Low-end CPE devices typically perform all IPSec functions in software and have the slowest performance.
Consider what happens when separate devices handle the IPSec VPN, the access control(firewall), and NAT.
Implementing IPSec can result in IP packet fragmentation and additional data transfers within the system.
SafeNet's QuickSec Toolkits enable OEM developers to build the most robust and current IPSec security standards such as IKEv2/IKEv1, MOBIKE, and IPv6/IPv4 into carrier-grade security gateways, network routers, as well as mobile VPN devices and desktop VPN clients.
Basic and Rekeying confirm the system can establish an IPSec tunnel utilizing Triple DES for encryption, SHA-1 for hash, 1024-bit key exchange, and a pre-shared secret for authentication, in addition to automatically rekeying the Phase 2 SA.
We are pleased that Stratus selected Mocana's Embedded IPSec & IKE solution to provide the security needs for its Virtual Operating System," said Adrian Turner, CEO of Mocana.
SSH's IPSec technology will interface with a broader range of Hifn's security processors via Hifn's HSP API, including the 7851 HIPP (Hifn Intelligent Packet Processing) Security Processor.
We are proud to be first to market with a carrier-grade IPSec security toolkit that allows networking manufacturers to easily add full VPN mobility into next-generation telecom gateways, faster than ever before.
Hitachi Systems will use SSH's award-winning IPSec (Internet Protocol Security) technology to develop tailor-made VPN (Virtual Private Network) client systems.
The security, reliability and scalability offered by Mocana's IPsec & IKE embedded solution is the perfect solution for extending our existing security features.
The QuickSec server and client security toolkits provide a complete, standards-compliant and interoperable IPSec and IKE protocol implementation featuring IPSec cryptography algorithms such as AES, 3DES, SHA-1, SHA-256, MD5, Diffie-Hellman, RSA, DSA, as well as PKI acceleration.