Friday, April 27, 2012

Monday's Guest Post: Can Application-level Authentication Replace DPI?

A new guest post will be published on Monday. In his article, "Packet Signing" my 17th guest, Marc Tremblay , will look into Application-level authentication, as an alternative to DPI.

"The need to attribute an identity to the traffic is an area that appears to be underserved by academics, commercial ventures and normalization groups. The concept is to attach a unique “license plate” at the Network layers, resulting in a unique Packet Signing that would enable the identification of the application that generated a given traffic flow. That traffic “license plate” would be eventually associated with an in-band or out-of-band “driver license”, enabling the effective authentication of the end-user or organization associated with a given traffic.", says Marc.

Stay tuned.

Guest posts are welcomed! Please send me a proposed subject, abstract and the author details.

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