Cluster Computing

, Volume 22, Supplement 5, pp 11699–11711 | Cite as

Improved group key management region based cluster protocol in cloud

  • B. Umi SalmaEmail author
  • A. Arul Lawrence


Group key management protocol (GKMP) is an emergent protocol for secured group communication services like videoconferencing, video on demand, etc. GKMP provides the creation and distribution of keys within groups. The intervention of a centralized key manager is avoided with this technique. To improve the security in multicast environments, GKMP effectively combines region-clustering approach based on the theory of hyper sphere and re-encryption using projective geometry. This forms a region based cluster protocol. Security is handled in an effective way through digital signature technique namely EdDSA and projective geometry. This paper concentrates on applying the intelligent security algorithm over the group controller in a distributed environment. The comparison with conventional techniques prove that the proposed algorithm outperforms well in terms of improved security and reduced overhead in multicast environments. The region based cluster protocol scheme increases the scalability of GKMP scheme in cloud environments.


Group controller Multicast Clusters Group key management Digital signature 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Computer ScienceBharathiar UniversityCoimbatoreIndia
  2. 2.Computer Science and EngineeringRajiv Gandhi Institute of TechnologyBangaloreIndia

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