Multiple-channel security architecture and its implementation over SSL

TitleMultiple-channel security architecture and its implementation over SSL
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsSong, Y., K. Beznosov, and V. C. M. Leung
JournalEURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking

This paper presents multiple-channel SSL (MC-SSL), an architecture and protocol for protecting client-server communications. In contrast to SSL, which provides a single end-to-end secure channel, MC-SSL enables applications to employ multiple channels, each with its own cipher suite and data-flow direction. Our approach also allows for several partially trusted application proxies. The main advantages of MC-SSL over SSL are ( a) support for end-to-end security in the presence of partially trusted proxies, and (b) selective data protection for achieving computational efficiency important to resource-constrained clients and heavily loaded servers.


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