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Enhanced protocols for hierarchical encryption key management for secure communication in internet environments

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2 Author(s)
Lu, W.P. ; Bell South Services, Atlanta, GA, USA ; Sundareshan, M.K.

Two enhancements to a recently published hierarchical encryption key management protocol for end-to-end secure communication in internet environments are outlined. The first one concerns a more reliable authentication of the principals which can be realized by a modification of the message structures being exchanged, while the second one concerns a modified protocol that permits the implementation of the hierarchical key management approach in the widely employed TCP/IP-based network interconnections

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Communications, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:40 ,  Issue: 4 )