The TOE consists of hardware and software used to construct Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) between networks or a remote access client. The TOE is made up of a Cisco router or Catalyst 6500 switch, inclusive of IOS software and hardware modules used to accelerate the performance of the IPSec protocol. The included Cisco hardware provides options for deploying VPNs from the small office to the large Enterprise. IPSec provides confidentiality, authenticity and integrity for IP data transmitted between trusted (private) networks or remote clients over untrusted (public) links or networks.
The TOE provides confidentiality, authenticity and integrity for IP data transmitted between a combination of Cisco Systems routers, Catalyst switches, and VPN clients (located in IT Environment).