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Security Model for TCP/IP Protocol Suite

M. Anand Kumar1 and S. Karthikeyan2
1. Department of Information Technology, Karpagam University, India
2. Department of Information Technology, College of Applied Sciences Sultanate of Oman

Abstract—the Internet has instantly evolved into a vast global network in the growing technology. TCP/IP Protocol Suite is the basic requirement for today’s Internet. Internet usage continues to increase exponentially. So network security becomes a growing problem. Even though IPv6 comes with build mechanism IPsec for security, it lacks security in Application layer of TCP/IP protocol suite. IPv6 solves most of the security breaches for IPv4 with the use of IPsec. But IPsec doesn’t have any security provision in the application layer. So there is a need for security mechanism. In this paper some of the security flaws of IPv6 are identified and we present a new architecture for TCP/IP protocol suite. Our proposed architecture includes a layer called security layer, which guarantees security to Application layer using a protocol Application layer security protocol (ALSP).

Index Terms— Internet, TCP/IP, Cryptography, Security, Protocol

Cite: M. Anand Kumar and S. Karthikeyan, "Security Model for TCP/IP Protocol Suite," Journal of Advances in Information Technology, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 87-91, May, 2011.doi:10.4304/jait.2.2.87-91