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IPSec policy refers to the policy for implementing Internet Protocol Security (IPSec). For example, in Windows OS, IPSec policies govern when and how Windows uses the IPSec protocol. The IPSec policy interacts directly with the IPSec driver. The policy tells Windows such things as which data to secure and which security method to use. IPSec policies work by determining which IP traffic should be secured and which IP packets should be left alone.