Internet Protocol Security

Internet Protocol security (IPSec) is a framework of open standards for ensuring private, secure communications over Internet Protocol (IP) networks, through the use of cryptographic security services. The Microsoft® Windows® 2000 implementation of IPSec is based on standards developed by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) IPSec working group.

In This Chapter

Security Issues with IP

Introducing IPSec


IPSec Protocol Types

IPSec Components


IPSec Policy Structure

IPSec Planning

Common IPSec Example


Related Information in the Resource Kit

  • For general information about the Internet Protocol (IP), see "Introduction to TCP/IP" in this book..

  • For additional information about VPN concepts, see "Virtual Private Networking" in the Windows   2000 Internetworking Guide .

  • For general security information, see the chapters under "Distributed Security" in the Microsoft ® Windows ®  2000 Server Resource Kit Distributed Systems Guide .