Securing multi-operator-based QoS-aware mesh networks: Requirements and design options

L. Buttyán, I. Askoxylakis, B. Bencsáth, L. Dóra, V. Siris, D. Szili, I. Vajda

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Wireless mesh networking allows network operators and service providers to offer nearly ubiquitous broadband access at a lowcost to customers. In this paper,we focus on QoS-aware mesh networks operated by multiple operators in a cooperative manner. In particular, we identify the general security requirements of such networks and we give an overview on the available design options for a security architecture aiming at satisfying those requirements. More specifically, we consider the problems of mesh client authentication and access control, protection of wireless communications, securing the routing, key management, and intrusion and misbehavior detection and recovery. Our aim is to structure this rich problem domain and to prepare the grounds for the design of a practically usable security architecture.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)622-646
Number of pages25
JournalWireless Communications and Mobile Computing
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2010


  • Authentication
  • Intrusion detection and recovery
  • Key management
  • Secure communications
  • Secure routing
  • Wireless mesh networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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