IKEv2

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IKEv2 is a tunneling protocol that provides online security and privacy by using encryption, authentication, and key exchange methods to create a secure connection. It is an open standard, which means that any software developer can implement this protocol.

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IKEv2 began as a collaboration between two major companies, Cisco Systems and Microsoft. They developed a new encryption algorithm with the goal of being interoperable in various operating environments. Cisco and Microsoft hoped to create a modern standard that would meet the needs of the emerging mobile-technology market.

IKEv2 came about in the form that it is due to the need for mobile devices to have their own security. Other VPN protocols simply wouldn’t work for this due to not having a working on the fly key management method. Solution was provided by Cisco and Microsoft.

IKEv2 is an open standard, and open standards are developed by many companies, and commonly grant more power to device makers.

Benefits of IKEv2 are that it is strong and has a cryptographic strength, provides runtime deniability due to its rapid key exchange, and is lightweight and simple enough to implement.

IKEv2 is a tunneling protocol that provides online security and privacy by using encryption, authentication, and key exchange methods to create a secure connection. It is an open standard, which means that any software developer can implement this protocol. IKEv2 began as a collaboration between two major companies, Cisco Systems and Microsoft. They developed a new encryption algorithm with the goal of being interoperable in various operating environments. Cisco and Microsoft hoped to create a modern standard that would meet the needs of the emerging mobile-technology market. IKEv2 came about in the form that it is due to the need for mobile devices to have their own security. Other VPN protocols simply wouldn’t work for this due to not having a working on the fly key management method. Solution was provided by Cisco and Microsoft. IKEv2 is an open standard, and open standards are developed by many companies, and commonly grant more power to device makers. Benefits of IKEv2 are that it is strong and has a cryptographic strength, provides runtime deniability due to its rapid key exchange, and is lightweight and simple enough to implement.