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Does a VPN reconnect feature require specific security protocols?

Understanding how a virtual private network (VPN) works with a firewall will allow you to get full connectivity through the correct network ports.

What security protocol is needed in order to utilize VPN reconnect features?

When referring to IKEv2 with the MOBIKE extension that allows VPN reconnects in mobile roaming situations, no additional protocol or port requirements exist for this scenario. IKEv2 is a streamlined key management protocol for IPsec that is fully backward-compatible with IKEv1 and uses the same ports and protocols.

To learn more about IKEv2 read these resources:

This was first published in July 2012

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