K9 Security Feature

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Jun 4th, 2008

Hi all,

I wanted to know about the K9 security feature. I couldnt find any thing that explains what this K9 is and how is it implemented.

Please help.


- Jay

I have this problem too.
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pmccubbin Thu, 06/05/2008 - 06:42


Thanks for the link. I had always wanted to know what it truly meant. Here is an excerpt from the link you posted. (I rate it a "5")

"Q. What do K8 and K9 designators refer to in Cisco product part numbers?

A. In general, the K8 and K9 designators in Cisco product part numbers refer to unrestricted and restricted encryption respectively.

These designators have been defined by Cisco to be used in product part numbers of products that support encryption.


Products that use encryption solely for securing network management data."

I had never heard of K8 so I learned something new, which is always a good thing.




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