Virtual private network mechanism incorporating security association processor

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

Research output: Patent


A novel and useful virtual private network (VPN) mechanism and related security association processor for maintaining the necessary security related 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 IPSec specification.

Original languageEnglish
Patent numberWO03007524
IPCH04L 29/ 06 A I
Priority date10/07/01
StatePublished - 23 Jan 2003


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