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R. W. Younglove ; NetworkCare Security Services, Southfield, MI, USA

A variety of authentication methods to verify the identity of valid users can be implemented with IPSec (IP security), including shared secret, token cards and digital certificates. For a large extranet implementation, the easiest method is public key infrastructure (PKI) using digital certificates. This article gives telecommunications managers, network planners and engineers a more detailed look at how PKI works in a virtual private network (VPN) environment.

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Computing & Control Engineering Journal  (Volume:12 ,  Issue: 2 )