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Do Switches Support IPSEC?

Does any Cisco Catalyst LAN switch support IPSec and IKE?

I have a 3550...I think Im out of luck. I don't see either feature in the navigator...

Thanks

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Re: Do Switches Support IPSEC?

I believe you need to step all the way up to the 6500 series to get IPSec/IKE.

See the IPSec portfolio data sheet at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/iosswrel/ps6537/ps6586/ps6635/ps7180/prod_brochure09186a00801f0a72_ns142_Networking_Solutions_Brochure.html

For the 6500, see the configuration note at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk583/tk372/technologies_configuration_example09186a00800cdfc9.shtml

If you'd like to share why you ask, there may be other solution sets more attractive than using a 6500 series switch.

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Hall of Fame Super Silver

Re: Do Switches Support IPSEC?

I believe you need to step all the way up to the 6500 series to get IPSec/IKE.

See the IPSec portfolio data sheet at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/iosswrel/ps6537/ps6586/ps6635/ps7180/prod_brochure09186a00801f0a72_ns142_Networking_Solutions_Brochure.html

For the 6500, see the configuration note at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk583/tk372/technologies_configuration_example09186a00800cdfc9.shtml

If you'd like to share why you ask, there may be other solution sets more attractive than using a 6500 series switch.

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Re: Do Switches Support IPSEC?

Hi there:

Thanks for the response.

Yes, I believe you're right. IPSec and IKE seem to be strictly found on routers, not switches, except for the 6500 series.

I just wanted to ask because I am in a lab and wanted to do some testing.

Thanks

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Do Switches Support IPSEC?

Hi,

Can I open this up again? I have two 3560 Switches. And the carrier in between ony allows 50 MAC Addresses on their link. I got them to up this 100, but I am not sure if this will be enough. If I can create a tunnel in between then the carrier should only see the two peer IP Addresses.

We do not have budget for 6500s and the networks have to be in the same broadcast domain. I currently have VLANs trunked accross the link extending the onsite LANs to the other site.

Thanks

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