Security for ATM networks

V. Varadharajan*, R. Shankaran

*Corresponding author for this work

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This paper addresses the design and management of security services for ATM networks. Various options for the positioning of security services within the ATM protocol stack are discussed. After considering these possibilities, it is proposed to place the security layer between the AAL and ATM layers. The proposed security layer provides confidentiality, integrity and data origin authentication in the user plane. The paper then presents an authentication scheme and a key establishment protocol. This protocol is integrated with the existing ATM signaling protocol, as part of the call setup procedures. The developed security design can be transparently integrated into the B-ISDN Protocol, Reference Model without violating the existing standards.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference Record / IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0780341996 , 0780341988
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1997 IEEE Global Telecommunications Mini-Conference - Phoenix, AZ, USA
Duration: 3 Nov 19978 Nov 1997


OtherProceedings of the 1997 IEEE Global Telecommunications Mini-Conference
CityPhoenix, AZ, USA


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