Study on New Architecture for Enhancing the Security and Performance of E-Mail Security Protocols

Alagappa Institute of Skill Development & Computer Centre,Alagappa University, Karaikudi, India.15 -16 February 2017. IT Skills Show & International Conference on Advancements In Computing Resources (SSICACR-2017)

Format: Volume 5, Issue 1, No 24, 2017

Copyright: All Rights Reserved ©2017

Year of Publication: 2017

Author: Dr.C.Balakrishnan,Ms.M.Rekha


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E-mail communication still has to cope with certain security problems. The most visible result is the mass of unsolicited messages outnumbering the regular e-mails in magnitudes. The technical reasons for this unfavourable situation are manifold e.g., unreliable sender authentication, Loose and ad-hoc coupling between the involved servers, and only few ways to complain about misbehaviour of users of foreign systems. To make e-mail communication secure and private, e-mail servers incorporate one or more security features using add-on security protocols. The add-on Security protocols provide a reasonable security. We present and discuss a number of improvements to the practicability of e-mail encryption. These enable efficient searching in encrypted e-mails as well as subject encryption and the use of cryptographic functions in calendar applications. We propose bridge-type e-mail proxy architecture to release the bottlenecks of the two popular mail security architectures: software mail filter and e-mail gateway.


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Communication, Security protocols, encryption, cryptographic, proxy architecture, efficient, bridge-type

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