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Authentication study and implementation using IPSEC and IEEE 802.1X technology

Omar Al-Amodi, Ahmed (2009) Authentication study and implementation using IPSEC and IEEE 802.1X technology. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Faculty of Computer Science and Information System.

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Researches in Information Technology have been subjected to a tremendous speed-up in recent years mainly due to the affordability of the technology and consequently, to a strongly increased interest of users. In addition, the security systems which imply networks have increased rapidly. Currently, many organizations provide extensive network services to their staff. This poses a problem of securing access to the organization networks. Therefore, authentication has become an inevitable reality in the design of such systems. The research sought for the best authentication mechanism suitable for organizations generally, and to university campuses, particularly. The result is an authentication scheme based on IPSec and IEEE 802.1x technology. The scheme provides secure access to users engaged in the network connection. It implements a two-factor authentication. The first factor is the network policy combination which the user provides prior logging onto the system. The second factor is the certificates that are stored locally in a client?s desktop/laptop. The mechanism involved in the authentication is based on EAP-TLS, which is a type of authentication method provided by IEEE 802.1x technology. The result of the implemented system is a highly secured scheme that provides both user and computer (machine) authentication. Only legitimate users with legitimate machines (computers) can access the organization network system in an authorized way.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information:Thesis (Sarjana Sains Komputer (Keselamatan Maklumat)) - Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2009, Supervisor : Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zailani Mohamed Sidek
Uncontrolled Keywords:authentication, security systems, researches in information technology, organization networks
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions:Computer Science and Information System (Formerly known)
ID Code:5147
Deposited By: Ms Zalinda Shuratman
Deposited On:29 Feb 2008 02:21
Last Modified:06 Aug 2012 02:17

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