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Factoid: Cipher Strength of QuickVPN

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by eric_stewart, Jan 29, 2007.

  1. eric_stewart

    eric_stewart Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    QuickVPN uses 3DES for the encryption algorithm and MD5 for the hash (integrity algorithm).

    I found this out both by putting a protocol analyzer on a QuickVPn connection and by looking at the "FreeSwan" security policy it creates in Windows. (Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Local Security Settings)

    Wouldn't it be nice if it did AES with a SHA1 hash? My RV042 supports h/w-accelerated encryption on up to 50 site-to-site and 5 QuickVPN tunnels so we know it can handle it.

    Pleaaassseee Linksys!

  2. HughR

    HughR LI Guru Member

    The underlying Openswan code in the WRV200 can certainly handle these.

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