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Design and Implementation of an IPsec VPN Tunnel to Connect the Head Office and Branch Office of Hijra Bank

Network connectivity is crucial in the banking sector for handling sensitive tasks and maintaining operational efficiency. Security issues arise when employees or business partners access internal networks from unprotected external locations. To address this, a project was implemented to ensure safe interaction between branch office hosts and head office hosts. IPsec VPN tunneling was used, utilizing Security Association (SA) establishment, shared keys, ESP protocol, SHA1 for authentication, and 3DES for encryption. Key exchange was also performed using IKE. The configuration results were tested and validated to ensure the security of the system. This study describes the planning and execution of an IPsec VPN tunnel that links Hijra Bank's main office and one of its branches. The needs and difficulties in creating a dependable and secure connection between the two locations are described in the article. The design comprises configuring IPsec protocols and security policies in addition to choosing suitable hardware and software components. The VPN tunnel is deployed and tested during the implementation process to guarantee its performance and functioning. The outcomes show that the head office and branch office were able to successfully create a secure communication channel, allowing for safe data transmission and resource access. Corporations wishing to integrate comparable VPN solutions for their network infrastructure can benefit significantly from the study's conclusions

IPsec, VPN, Hijra Bank Ethiopia, Protocol

APA Style

Lemma Arega, K. (2023). Design and Implementation of an IPsec VPN Tunnel to Connect the Head Office and Branch Office of Hijra Bank. International Journal of Systems Engineering, 7(1), 9-23. https://doi.org/10.11648/j.ijse.20230701.12

ACS Style

Lemma Arega, K. Design and Implementation of an IPsec VPN Tunnel to Connect the Head Office and Branch Office of Hijra Bank. Int. J. Syst. Eng. 2023, 7(1), 9-23. doi: 10.11648/j.ijse.20230701.12

AMA Style

Lemma Arega K. Design and Implementation of an IPsec VPN Tunnel to Connect the Head Office and Branch Office of Hijra Bank. Int J Syst Eng. 2023;7(1):9-23. doi: 10.11648/j.ijse.20230701.12

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