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A secure network access protocol (SNAP)

Alshahri, A. and Smith, D.G. and Irvine, J. (2003) A secure network access protocol (SNAP). In: 8th IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications, 2003-06-30 - 2003-07-03, Kemer-Antalya.

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Abstract

Both the size, and the interconnectivity of computer networks are increasing tremendously. However, the possibility of an attack compromising the network is also increasing, making network security critical. Strong authentication protocols are needed to restrict network access to only authorised users. Most existing protocols for authentication and network access are based on centralised authentication using one authentication server or certificate authority that is unconditionally trusted Despite the use of strong authentication mechanisms, the process is between the user and a single authentication entity. In these protocols, the decision to authenticate or grant service to users is controlled by this single entity. Centralised authentication protocols suffer certain drawbacks. In this paper, a new protocol Secure Network Access Protocol (SNAP) is proposed SNAP increases network security and availability by distributing the trust between several authentication entities

Item type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
ID code: 38850
Keywords: secure, network, access protocol, snap, access control , telecommunication network reliability , network servers , cryptography, computer security , computer networks, computer network reliability, availability, authentication , access protocols , Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Subjects: Technology > Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Department: Faculty of Engineering > Electronic and Electrical Engineering
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    Depositing user: Pure Administrator
    Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2012 16:09
    Last modified: 17 Jul 2013 15:11
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/38850

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