IT Governance, Risk, and Compliance

Jul 2 2009   8:12PM GMT

Trans-border Communication Protection – Part III



Posted by: Robert Davis
Tags:
Configuration Items
Encapsulating Security Payload
Encapsulation
ESP
Infrastructure
Internet Protocol Security
IPSec
Open Systems Interconnection
OSI
Privacy
Secure Socket Layer
SSL
Transport Mode
Tunnel Mode
Virtual Private Network
VPN

Generally, a VPN is recognized as a confidential data plexus that employs the public telecommunication infrastructure while maintaining privacy through the utilization of a tunneling protocol and security procedures. A VPN can provide remote offices and telecommuters with secure access to the connected local or wide area networks. When a VPN is introduced to the secure protocol privacy protection equation, IPSec and SSL technologies require mobile users to deploy client software on specific computers for utilization enablement.

Concerning secure access, virtual private networking requires a carrier as well as encapsulating protocol to provide tunneling functionality. Therefore, encryption, authentication, and data packaging usually are incorporated in a SSL VPN. Furthermore, below the OSI transport layer, a VPN can provide additional privacy data protection. This has many manifestations, the most popular being IPSec, typically implemented as a protected ‘tunnel’ between two gateway routers. An IPSec ‘vanilla’ VPN only uses the Encapsulating Security Payload (ESP) header record. However, ESP protects against IT communication eavesdropping, forgery, or replay risks.

“View Part I of the Trans-border Communication Protection series here

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