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IPSec VPN

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IPSec VPN

Overview of IPSec, VPN, and their differences.
Where Can I Use This?
What Do I Need?
  • Prisma Access
  • PAN-OS
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IPSec VPN provides a private and secure IP communication over a public network infrastructure (for example, the internet). With this technology, different sites or users in different geographical areas can communicate over a network and thus safely use their resources. IPSec provides data confidentiality and integrity, including authentication, integrity check, and encryption.
IPSec VPN is one of the two common VPN protocols, or sets of standards used to establish a VPN connection. At the IP layer, IPSec provides secure, remote access to an entire network (rather than just a single device).
IPSec VPNs come in two types:
Differences between IPSec and VPN
IP SECURITY (IPSec)
VPN
Provides IP hosts with methods for encrypting and authenticating data sent on the IP network.
Uses encryption to obscure all data sent between the VPN client and server.
By using IPSec, entities that have IP addresses can create a secure tunnel.
Many types of VPN protocols offer varying levels of security and other features. The most commonly used tunneling protocols in the VPN industry are Point-to-Point Tunnel Protocol (PPTP), Layer Two Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) or IPSec, Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol (SSTP), and OpenVPN.

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