Analysis of Energy Consumed by Secure Session Negotiation Protocols in Wireless Networks

  • Ramesh Karri
  • Piyush Mishra
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2799)


Traditionally, researchers have focused on security, complexity, and throughput metrics while designing security protocols for wired networks. Deployment of these security protocols in battery-powered mobile devices has elevated energy consumption into an important design metric. In this paper we study the energy consumption characteristics of secure session negotiation protocols used by IPSec and WTLS protocols. Based on this study we present techniques to optimize energy consumed by secure wireless session negotiation protocols. Proposed techniques achieve 4× to 32× energy savings without compromising the security of wireless sessions. We show that these techniques are platform independent and discuss the impact of platform specific characteristics, such as available system resources, on the presented techniques.


Shared Secret Security Protocol Mutual Authentication Mobile Client Session Negotiation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ramesh Karri
    • 1
  • Piyush Mishra
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringPolytechnic UniversityBrooklyn

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