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Experimental Study of Security Architectures for Wireless Mesh Networks

Martignon F, Paris S ...see all

Sensor, Mesh and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks Workshops, 2009. SECON Workshops '09. 6th Annual IEEE Communications Society Conference on (2009) pp. 1-3

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Abstract

In this paper we demonstrate the potential of MobiSEC, a complete security architecture for wireless mesh networks (WMNs), that provides both access control for mesh users and routers as well as a key distribution scheme. MobiSEC has been implemented and integrated in MobiMESH, a WMN implementation that provides a complete framework for testing and analyzing the behavior of a mesh network in real-life environments. Our experimental testbed compares MobiSEC both with a static fixed-key approach and with an end-to-end solution that consists in establishing an encrypted IPSec tunnel. Experimental studies show that MobiSEC considerably increases the WMN security, with a negligible impact on the network performance, thus representing an effective solution for wireless mesh networking.

Author-supplied keywords

  • MobiMESH
  • MobiSEC
  • access control
  • encrypted IPSec tunnel
  • end-to-end solution
  • experimental testbed
  • key distribution scheme
  • lista_filtrada
  • mesh routers
  • radio networks
  • security architectures
  • static fixed-key approach
  • telecommunication security
  • wireless mesh networks

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  • F Martignon

  • S Paris

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