Creating VPN’s with IPsec

by Wilson Chance Hinchman
Oct. 2, 2017 1 comment Infosecwriters Encryption & Authentication

This paper will define the term VPN, explain for what and why VPNs are used. IPsec, which is vital to the functionality of VPNs will also be touched on. I will start by defining the term VPN, the acronym VPN stands for "Virtual Private Network”. This is an ambiguous term that gets thrown around a lot in the information technology industry. Many types of networks fall under the classification of virtual private network when taken out of context. For instance, frame relay networks, or private point to point WAN links could be considered virtual private networks.

Irina Alexandra Negrii 7 months, 1 week ago

IPsec is a framework of open standards developed by the IETF. It provides security for the transmission of sensitive information over unprotected networks such as the Internet. IPsec acts at the network layer, protecting and authenticating IP packets between participating IPsec devices (“peers”), such as Cisco routers.