Architecture

IPsec_GW Reference Pipeline User Guide (UG1671)

Document ID
UG1671
Release Date
2024-02-15
Revision
1.1 English

The P4 pipeline is a software-defined data plane programmed to perform various tasks, including encryption and decryption. In the case of IPsec, the P4 pipeline is programmed to perform inline encryption and decryption without the need to offload to a crypto engine. This allows the P4 pipeline to encrypt and decrypt packets at line speed without impacting network performance or latency-sensitive applications.