Developing Security Solutions for Wireless Mesh Enterprise Networks

Md. Abdul Hamid, Md. Shariful Islam, Choong Seon Hong
2008 2008 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference  
Our study on the deployment topology and communication characteristics of wireless mesh enterprise networks (WMENs) leads to three critical security challenges: (a) deployment of network devices are not planar, rather devices are deployed over three-dimensional space, (b) message generated/received by a mesh client traverses through mesh routers in a multi-hop fashion, and (c) mesh clients being mostly mobile in nature may result in misbehaving or spurious during communications. We address
more » ... challenges for WMENs that may be a small network within an office or a medium-size network for all offices in an entire building, or a large scale network among offices in multiple buildings. We develop a matrix key distribution technique that perfectly suits the network topology. A session key establishment protocol is presented to achieve the client-router and router-router communication security. Finally, a misbehaving client detection algorithm is developed based on the communication history. We analyze and evaluate the performance to show the suitability of our proposed security solutions.
doi:10.1109/wcnc.2008.448 dblp:conf/wcnc/HamidIH08 fatcat:gjyadowlpfd4bkceyw25fx5ti4