Secure signaling and access control for ATM networks

R Shankaran*

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Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) is seen to be a technology that allows flexibility, efficiency and manageable bandwidth on demand to be achieved in high-speed networks. ATM is able to support a variety of applications including voice, video, image and data with different quality of service requirements. This paper addresses the design of security services in ATM networks. It considers the placement of a security layer between the AAL and the ATM layer that provides confidentiality, integrity and data origin authentication in the user plane. The paper then considers secure signaling and describes a public key based authentication and key management protocol that can be integrated as part of secure call setup. This protocol is part of an overall public key infrastructure framework for ATM networks. Finally fire paper discusses the issues involved in the provision of access control service at the connection setup phase and the user data transfer phase.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication14th annual computer security applications conference, proceedings
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)0818687894
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes
Event14th Annual Computer Security Applications Conference - PHOENIX, Azerbaijan
Duration: 7 Dec 199811 Dec 1998


Conference14th Annual Computer Security Applications Conference

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