Cisco VPN solutions provide exceptional security through encryption and authentication technologies that protect data in transit from unauthorized access and attacks. The Cisco ASA security appliance supports several types of VPN implementations, they are generally categorized as IPSec Based VPNs and SSL Based VPNs. The first category uses the IPSec protocol for secure communications and the second category uses SSL. SSL Based VPNs are also called WebVPN in Cisco terminology. The two general VPN categories supported by Cisco ASA are further divided into the following VPN technologies. IPSec Based VPNs: • Site-to-Site IPSec VPN: Used to connect remote LAN networks over unsecure media (e.g Internet). All traffic between sites is encrypted using IPsec protocol and integrates network features such as routing, quality of service, and multicast. Ex. It runs between ASA-to-ASA or ASA-to-Cisco Router.
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