Journal of Computer Science

An Enhanced and Cost Effective Group Key Management Scheme for Multicast Network

Saravana Kumar Muthusamy, Purusothaman Thiyagarajan and Lavanya Selvaraj

DOI : 10.3844/jcssp.2013.477.487

Journal of Computer Science

Volume 9, Issue 4

Pages 477-487

Abstract

Key management plays a vital role in the data communications. The proposed scheme is a key management scheme that provides more efficient and secure methods for key generation and utilization. Enhanced and cost effective key management scheme achieves a secure communication between the members within the group-based network. In this scheme, the group key is generated only once which is static. Hence, it reduces the computation cost at any change in the network like member leave and member join. This papers deals with the analysis of enhanced and cost effective key management scheme with respect to communication overhead, computation cost. The analysis shows that the proposed key management scheme comprises of the most reliable methods for key generations and hence, the data communication. Enhanced and cost effective key management scheme is compared to some of the other key management techniques and proved to be the better choice in this study.

Copyright

© 2013 Saravana Kumar Muthusamy, Purusothaman Thiyagarajan and Lavanya Selvaraj. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.