Improved IPsec performance utilizing transport-layer-aware compression architecture

Jung Shian Li, Che Jen Hsieh, Chih Ying Chang, Naveen Chilamkurti

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With the rapid growth of applications in Internet communication, the security for transmitting information on public network has become a fundamental issue. The Internet Protocol Security (IPsec) standard is developed by Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) to provide the security services at the IP layer. IPSec solutions invariably result in a large-packet size and a long processing time. Accordingly, this paper proposes new compression architecture, designated as Efficient Secure Pipe (ES-PIPE), to improve both the security and the performance of IPv6 networks. In contrast to traditional IPsec compression schemes, ES-PIPE provides a transport-layer-aware compression capability for different types of packets (e.g., TCP or UDP/RTP packets). The experimental results show that the proposed scheme reduces 20-30% transmission time compared to IPsec. Furthermore, ES-PIPE scheme yields about 20% improvement in the efficiency of the encryption and decryption processes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1063-1074
Number of pages12
JournalSecurity and Communication Networks
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Sep

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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