cisco security

While designing a LAN or WAN how different security protocols (encryption etc.) are configured? Are they built in CISCO device or separately added (using software/hardware)?
mahmood_786Asked:
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JustInCaseCommented:
For each device you can find what types of encryption or any other security options that device supports. Many network devices have hardware support for some types of encryption (like VPN cards). You can also add devices beside network infrastructure like RADIUS servers to centralize security.

For Cisco many devices have integrated hardware parts for encryption (software support exists I guess in all devices), but there are also add on cards for devices - like this one, that can be separately added (but you need to check what cards fit to specific device).

Some examples:
Onboard VPN Encryption Acceleration :
The Cisco 2800 Series supports IPSec Digital Encryption Standard (DES), Triple DES (3DES), Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 128, AES 192, and AES 256 cryptology without consuming an AIM slot
Risk mitigation with multilevel security (Cisco 890 series):
●  Network perimeter security with integrated application inspection firewall
●  Data privacy through high-speed IP Security (IPsec) Triple Data Encryption Standard (3DES) and Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) encryption
●  Enforced security policy with intrusion prevention
●  Security hardware acceleration
●  FlexVPN
●  Next-generation encryption for secure network communications systems, reliable for the next decade
●  Cisco ISR Web Security with Cisco ScanSafe, designed to prevent zero-day malware from reaching corporate networks

But, also you should always check are security options that you need available on device you are planning to use. For example port access control list (PACL) are usually not there on ISR router's switching module ...

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