Virtual private network mechanism incorporating security association processor

Niv Gilboa (Inventor), Yaniv Shafira (Inventor), Drory Shohat (Inventor), Moshe Zezak (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


A novel and useful virtual private network (VPN) mechanism and related security association processor for maintaining the necessary security relate d parameters to perform security functions such as encryption, decryption and authentication. A security association database (SAD) and related circuitry is adapted to provide the necessary parameters to implement the IPSec group of security specifications for encryption/decryption and authentication. Each security association (SA) entry in the database comprises all the parameters that are necessary to receive and transmit VPN packets according to the IPSe c specification.

Original languageEnglish
Patent numberCA2452052
IPCH04L 29/ 06 A I
Priority date10/07/02
StatePublished - 23 Jan 2003


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