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Virtual Private Network

Also called a VPN. A computer network connecting the main office of a company to its regional offices, and sometimes to individuals using the network remotely. Until the 1990s, a VPN was a dial-up connection or a network set up especially for the company. Since then, most VPNs simply use the Internet.
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The combination of 6WIND software technology for IPsec and virtual acceleration running on HP servers can enable the highest possible performance for demanding use cases such as securing connectivity across virtual data centers.
Applications and services running over IPsec VPNs include e-mail, Web browsing, file sharing, application data streaming and various client/server programs.
IPSec VPNs are essentially an "overlay networks," meaning they ride on top of another IP network.
Even if you find an IPSec protocol scenario that works, you've got other problems.
Over the next few months the IPSec Product Consortium will refine the IPSec Product Certification Program as the principal means to enhance the interoperability and credibility of IPSec products.
When IPSec is applied to a data packet at IP Layer 3, a header or trailer or both is added to the packet to let the receiving system know that IP security is used and to call out the associated algorithms.
SSH is an industry leading developer and marketer of IPSec technologies.
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.
Considering the complexity of IPSec standards, it is quite an accomplishment for a young company like Nexsi Systems to pass all three levels of tests," said Michael Howard, principal analyst and co-founder of Infonetics Research.
SSH Communications Security is committed to providing maintenance and staying at the forefront of IPSEC technology for years to come.
VOS IPsec will provide Stratus([R])V Series server customers with very high levels of security and the continuous availability needed for their mission-critical applications.
HSP includes a variety of protocol modules, covering the most widely used VPN (Virtual Private Network) protocols -- IPSec (Internet Protocol Security) and PPTP (Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol).