Security in a distributed system often comes at the cost of a performance penalty. Due to the CPU time consuming security algorithms used, transferring data using SSL is known to be significantly slow. This paper presents an initial set of research results of a university-industry collaborative research focusing on a performance enhancement technique called security sieve that separates the classified and non-classified components in a document and sends these on a secure and a (faster) non-secure channel respectively. Experimental results presented in the paper demonstrate the effectiveness of the technique.

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Keywords Performance engineering of SSL, Performance optimization, Secure sockets layer (SSL), Security system performance, SSL performance
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1145/1958746.1958817
Conference 2nd Joint WOSP/SIPEW International Conference on Performance Engineering, ICPE 2011
Citation
Lim, N. (Norman), Majumdar, S, & Srivastava, V. (Vineet). (2011). Engineering SSL-based systems for enhancing system performance. Presented at the 2nd Joint WOSP/SIPEW International Conference on Performance Engineering, ICPE 2011. doi:10.1145/1958746.1958817