LAN fibre link encryption

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Jun 13th, 2009

Hi there Netpros,

I have small LAN in a satellite office that has 2960 switches interconnected by relatively short fibre runs.

The client is a government agency and required encryption on the links.

I'd prefer a Cisco solution, but I think that will mean additional routers or ASAs.

Can anyone recommend another solution using switches or possibly hardware encryption devices?

Thanks

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Paolo Bevilacqua Sun, 06/14/2009 - 12:08

That is how gov.t wastes money.

However, switches don't encrypt. Use routers with IPsec.

Collin Clark Mon, 06/15/2009 - 05:34

If you need to have encryption between devices, it should be performed on the hosts.

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