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Digital Object Identifier (DOI) : 10.14569/IJACSA.2014.050430
Article Published in International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), Volume 5 Issue 4, 2014.
Abstract: The migration from wired network to wireless network has been a global trend in the past few decades because they provide anytime-anywhere networking services. The wireless networks are rapidly deployed in the future, secure wireless environment will be mandatory. As well, The mobility and scalability brought by wireless network made it possible in many applications. Among all the contemporary wireless networks,Mobile Ad hoc Networks (MANET) is one of the most important and unique applications. MANET is a collection of autonomous nodes or terminals which communicate with each other by forming a multihop radio network and maintaining connectivity in a decentralized manner. Due to the nature of unreliable wireless medium data transfer is a major problem in MANET and it lacks security and reliability of data. The most suitable solution to provide the expected level of security to these services is the provision of a key management protocol. A Key management is vital part of security. This issue is even bigger in wireless network compared to wired network. The distribution of keys in an authenticated manner is a difficult task in MANET. When a member leaves or joins the group, it needs to generate a new key to maintain forward and backward secrecy. In this paper, we propose a new group key management schemes namely a Hierarchical, Simple, Efficient and Scalable Group Key (HSESGK) based on clustering management scheme for MANETs and different other schemes are classified. Group members deduce the group key in a distributed manner.
Ayman EL-SAYED, “A new Hierarchical Group Key Management based on Clustering Scheme for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks” International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), 5(4), 2014. http://dx.doi.org/10.14569/IJACSA.2014.050430