Using IPSec in Windows 2000 and XP, Part 1

by Chris Weber Sept. 1, 2017 via Symantec

This article is the first of a three-part series that will describe the technical details of using Internet Protocol Security (IPSec) in a Windows 2000 and XP environment. IPSec is an architecture consisting of several protocol standards aimed at protecting IP traffic. IPSec is commonly used to refer to the secure IP packets of the AH and ESP protocols, because these provide the major security services. This article will offer a brief overview of IPSec, as well as a look at the structure and interface for IPSec in Windows and a look at the two different modes of IPSec authentication methods for IKE in Windows.