Test of SSL Security Communication products
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
This report is a part of my master thesis project (x-jobb) done at Celo Communications AB in Stockholm during the spring of 1999. First part presents the basics of cryptography, certificates and digital signatures – all part of a PKI. This presents the baseline of information to enter the PKI world, with focus on the SSL/TLS protocol. Second part describes tests that I have performed on the CeloCom SSR Server, which is a SSL/TLS Server. The measured performance is presented in figures and graphs and performance related factors discussed.
The use of Internet has exploded over the last years and have become an important part of many peoples lives. To extend the use, and add value to the services that can be provided on Internet it is necessary to enable secure communication. Without security the use is limited. Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) provides the framework, and SSL/TLS is a part of a PKI that enables secure communication between two peers over Internet. The problem with cryptography is that it is by nature complex, and requires processing power out over the normal power required to perform clear text communication.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1999. , 105 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-94954OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-94954DiVA: diva2:526426
Master of Science in Engineering - Electrical Engineering
1999-10-04, Biblioteket, Teleinformatics, Isafjordsgatan 22, Kista, 14:30 (English)
Maguire Jr., Gerald Q., professorCronqvist, Björn
Maguire Jr., Gerald Q., professor