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ramkunta
Beginner

Image with /without payload encryption

Hi all,

Can you tell me when I should go for IOS image with payload encyrption and without payload encryption and what are the basic differences?

Thanks in advance,
Ram

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Jennifer Halim
Cisco Employee

Here is more information on IOS image with/without "payload encryption" for your reference:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/iosswrel/ps8802/ps5460/product_bulletin_c25-566278_ps10537_Products_Bulletin.html

1. Universal  images with the "universalk9" designation in the image name: This  universal image offers all the Cisco IOS features including strong  payload cryptography features such as IPSec VPN, SSL VPN, and Secure  Unified Communications.

2.  Universal images with the universalk9_npe" designation in the image  name: The strong enforcement of encryption capabilities provided by  Cisco Software Activation satisfies requirements for the export of  encryption capabilities. However, some countries have import  requirements that require that the platform does not support any strong  crypto functionality such as payload cryptography. To satisfy the import  requirements of those countries, the `npe' universal image does not  support any strong payload encryption. This image supports security  features like Zone-Based Firewall, Intrusion Prevention through  SECNPE-K9 license.