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NOTE: This product is no longer being sold and might not be supported.

View the End-of-Life Notice to learn: 

  • End-of-sale and end-of-life dates
  • What replacement products are available
  • Information about product support

Note: Read detailed end-of-life announcement.

Recommended Migration: The Cisco 7600 Series/Catalyst 6500 Series IPSec VPN Shared Port Adapter replaces this product.

Cisco IPSec VPN Services Module is a high-speed module for the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switch and the Cisco 7600 Series Internet Router that provides infrastructure-integrated IPSec VPN services to meet the need for ubiquitous connectivity and increased bandwidth requirements.

The IPSec VPN Services Module delivers cost-effective VPN performance on the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series and is suitable for various deployments. For example, in WAN edge deployments, the VPN module provides VPN termination services on the WAN aggregator router.

Key features include:

  • Integration with network infrastructure - Incorporating VPN into the Catalyst 6500 Switch and 7600 Internet Router secures the network without the need for extra overlay equipment or network alterations.
  • High performance and scalability - Incorporating the latest in encryption hardware acceleration technology, the IPSec VPN module can deliver up to 1.9 Gbps of Triple Data Encryption Standard (3DES) traffic at large packet sizes (500 bytes+) and 1.6 Gbps of 3DES traffic at average packet sizes (300 bytes). This module can terminate 8,000 IPSec tunnels simultaneously at an accelerated rate compared with current offerings.
  • Advanced security services - Enables simplified deployment of secure campus, provider-edge, VPN termination, and secure converged network services, such as voice over IP (VoIP) and storage area networks, by integrating encryption, authentication, and integrity to network services.

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