Efficiency of the GSI Secured Network Transmission

  • Bartosz Baliś
  • Marian Bubak
  • Wojciech Rza̧sa
  • Tomasz Szepieniec
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3036)


The security of information transmitted over the computer networks is a frequently raised problem. The more information is transmitted and the more important it is, the more important security issues become. Network protocols used in the Internet and local networks were not designed to meet high security demands of current applications. Though cryptography algorithms enabled security of data transfer over insecure network protocols, they introduce additional overhead. Cryptography became important part of the security policy of Grid systems. In this paper, we perform experiments to estimate the overhead introduced by this solution. The obtained results are of great importance for the OCM-G – Grid enabled monitoring system.


Grid security GSI application monitoring OCM-G 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bartosz Baliś
    • 1
    • 2
  • Marian Bubak
    • 1
    • 2
  • Wojciech Rza̧sa
    • 3
  • Tomasz Szepieniec
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Computer ScienceAGHKrakówPoland
  2. 2.Academic Computer CenterCYFRONETKrakówPoland
  3. 3.Rzeszów University of TechnologyRzeszówPoland

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