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About the IPsec VPN Page

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A VPN is a private network that uses a public network to connect two or more remote sites. Instead of using dedicated connections between networks, VPNs use virtual connections routed (tunneled) through public networks. IPsec VPN is a protocol, consists of set of standards used to establish a VPN connection. Use this page to configure IPsec VPN.

Tasks You Can Perform

You can perform the following tasks from this page:

Field Descriptions

Table 326 describes the fields on the IPsec VPN page.

Table 326: Fields on the IPsec VPN Page




Displays the name of the IPsec VPN.

IKE Status

Displays the Phase I Internet Key Exchange (IKE) status.

VPN Topology

Displays the name of the VPN topology:

  • Site to Site VPN—Connects two sites in an organization together and allows secure communications between the sites.

  • Other topologies which are displayed and you cannot add or edit are:

    • Dynamic VPN—The dynamic VPN feature simplifies remote access by enabling users to create IPsec VPN tunnels without having to manually configure settings on their PCs or laptops. This feature is supported on SRX300, SRX320, SRX340, SRX345, and SRX550HM devices.

    • Hub-and-spoke VPNs—Connects branch offices to the corporate office in an enterprise network. You can also use this topology to connect spokes together by sending traffic through the hub.

    • ADVPN Hub—Auto Discovery VPN (ADVPN) dynamically establishes VPN tunnels between spokes to avoid routing traffic through the Hub.

    • ADVPN Spoke—Allows the spokes to establish a shortcut tunnel between peers.

Dead Peer Detection

Displays if the dead peer detection (DPD) is enabled or disabled.

Routing Mode

Displays the name of the routing mode to send traffic to the IPsec VPN.

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