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When should IPSEC be run?

Please help with some answers.
In going over our Network design, we are organizing our Network layout.
My question is about IPSEC.

Is IPSEC  only required on the server running the IAS (Internet Authentication Service)
Or should it also be run on other servers.
If so, what are the advantages?

Any examples & or Web links would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance... Michael
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bbaoIT ConsultantCommented:
whats your operating system?
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Linux_HawkAuthor Commented:
We are running Win 2000 & 2003 servers.
Thanks
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Rich RumbleSecurity SamuraiCommented:
Run an IPSEC tunnel when ever you need an encrypted tunnel between 2 or more points... typically when sensitive, or confidential information is passed over a connection often, you'd want an encrypted tunnel. Windows IPSEC isn't the same as the standard IPSEC most of us outside the windows world use- however it is compatible. M$ IPSEC also can act as a firewall, in addition to making secure connections- the firewall is by-passable however by binding your src port to port 88 (this is intended) - nonetheless it can be very effective FW.
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;253169 (traffic that cannot be secured with windows ipsec)
-rich


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Rich RumbleSecurity SamuraiCommented:
oh, it can run on PC's also- anything from 2000 to xp, can run ipsec
-rich
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