Security and Privacy in Communication Networks. 6th Iternational ICST Conference, SecureComm 2010, Singapore, September 7-9, 2010. Proceedings

Research Article

Saving Energy on WiFi with Required IPsec

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-16161-2_9,
        author={Youngsang Shin and Steven Myers and Minaxi Gupta},
        title={Saving Energy on WiFi with Required IPsec},
        proceedings={Security and Privacy in Communication Networks. 6th Iternational ICST Conference, SecureComm 2010, Singapore, September 7-9, 2010. Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={SECURECOMM},
        year={2012},
        month={5},
        keywords={WiFi VPN IPsec IPsec gateway failover energy saving security},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-16161-2_9}
    }
    
  • Youngsang Shin
    Steven Myers
    Minaxi Gupta
    Year: 2012
    Saving Energy on WiFi with Required IPsec
    SECURECOMM
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-16161-2_9
Youngsang Shin1,*, Steven Myers1,*, Minaxi Gupta1,*
  • 1: Indiana University
*Contact email: shiny@cs.indiana.edu, samyers@indiana.edu, minaxi@cs.indiana.edu

Abstract

The move to a pervasive computing environment, with the increasing use of laptops, netbooks, smartphones and tablets, means that we are more reliant on wireless networking and batteries for our daily computational needs. Specifically, this includes applications which have sensitive data that must be securely communicated over VPNs. However, the use of VPNs and mobile, wireless computing creates conflicting needs: VPNs traditionally assume a stable network connection, which is then secured; in contrast, wireless computing assumes a transitory network connection due to mobility or energy-saving protocols. In this work we study the ability to use traditional VPN protocols, specifically IPsec, in mobile environments while permitting for energy savings. Energy savings come from power-cycling the wireless radio when it is not in use.