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3DES with 7210-T14 router

I have a client with two Cisco 7120's that are connecting two branch offices with a IPSec tunnel encryped with DES. Because of new security standards they need to be upgraded to 3DES. Since neither router currently supports 3DES, what will I need to add to upgrade both routers for 3DES? Does an ISM card add the 3DES feature as well as hardware acceleration, or will an IOS upgrade suffice.

Both offices currently have 40 hosts, with occasional remote printing and ftp utilized via the tunnel, therefore, the load is nominal.

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Re: 3DES with 7210-T14 router

What you require is an IOS upgrade not a hardware upgrade. The ISM does not add much in the way of functionality it merely allows the router to outsource the math involved in crypto. There is no visible change incidentally in router performance between DES/3DES

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