Windows serviceIPsec Policy Agent

Registry Name



Internet Protocol security (IPsec) supports network-level peer authentication, data origin authentication, data integrity, data confidentiality (encryption), and replay protection. This service enforces IPsec policies created through the IP Security Policies snap-in or the command-line tool "netsh ipsec". If you stop this service, you may experience network connectivity issues if your policy requires that connections use IPsec. Also,remote management of Windows Defender Firewall is not available when this service is stopped.

Default Status


Default Startup Type

Manual (Trigger Start)

Executable File Path

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceNetworkRestricted -p

DLL File Path



The service depends on the following system components to function properly: System components that depend on this service to function properly:
  • None

Log On As

NT Authority\NetworkService

Additional Information

None at this time