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How to enable IPsec

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9.8
  • IPsec

Description

  • To ensure data is continuously secure and encrypted, even while in transit, ONTAP uses Internet Protocol Security (IPsec) in transport mode.
  • IPsec offers data encryption for all IP traffic including the NFS, iSCSI, and SMB/CIFS protocols.
    • IPsec provides the only encryption in flight option for iSCSI traffic.
  • While IPsec capability is enabled on the cluster, the network requires a Security Policy Database (SPD) entry and a pre-shared secret on the client before traffic can flow.
  • After IPsec is configured, network traffic between the client and ONTAP is protected with preventive measures to combat replay and man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacks.

 

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