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FAQ-Is an IPSec Tunnel the Same as a Security Association?

Publication Date:  2019-01-25 Views:  333 Downloads:  0

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Is an IPSec tunnel the same as a security association?


No. They are totally different. An IPSec tunnel is a bidirectional connection, while an SA is a unidirectional connection. An IPSec tunnel usually consists of a pair of SAs in opposite directions.