Authentication Systems for Secure Networks

A book published by Artech House Publishers

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Rolf Oppliger, Ph.D.
eSECURITY Technologies Rolf Oppliger
Breichtenstrasse 18
CH-3074 Muri b. Bern, Switzerland

E-Mail: rolf.oppliger@esecurity.ch
Phone/Fax: +41 079 654 84 37

Summary

As information processing continues to move toward an open systems environment, the advantages of authentication and key distribution systems over traditional passwords are becoming more and more evident. In this timely guide for computer scientists, electrical engineers, and networking specialists, author Rolf Oppliger explains and compares the various authentication and key distribution systems available today, including Kerberos, NetSP, SPX, TESS, and SESAME. The book explores the cryptographic techniques used for these systems - and shows how to use them to provide the best security for your network.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Kerberos
3. NetSP
4. SPX
5. TESS
6. SESAME
7. OSF DCE
8. Comparison
9. Epilog

Appendix A GSS-API
Glossary
Abbreviations and Acronyms
Bibliography
About the Author
Index

Additional Material

Additional material (e.g., PowerPoint slides) is available to teach classes with the book. Contact the author to request further information.

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