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An Introduction to IPsec (Internet Protocol Security)

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Author(s)

Sheila E. Frankel

Abstract

IPsec (Internet Protocol Security) is an attempt to utilize cryptographic techniques in a global solution to the problem of Internet security. Rather than requiring each email program or Web browser to implement its own security mechanisms, IPsec involves a change to the underlying networking facilities that are used by every application. It also allows network managers to apply protection to network traffic without involving the end users. This security bulletin discusses the types of protection provided by IPsec, its major components, current uses, and future potential.
Citation
ITL Bulletin -

Keywords

IKE, Internet security, Ipsec

Citation

Frankel, S. (2001), An Introduction to IPsec (Internet Protocol Security), ITL Bulletin, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=151235 (Accessed July 24, 2024)

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Created March 30, 2001, Updated February 19, 2017