Practical secure electronic mail system with public key distribution

V. Varadharajan*, PW Sanders

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


The design of a hybrid encryption system to allow secure data transfer between computers in a communications network is described. The system uses a symmetric algorithm for data security with a public key distribution method. The security of the hybrid system is analysed, and a protocol sequence to establish a secure connection between the users in the network and to authenticate each other's identity is outlined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-127
Number of pages7
JournalComputer Communications
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes


  • algorithms
  • computer networks
  • cryptography
  • data transfer


Dive into the research topics of 'Practical secure electronic mail system with public key distribution'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this