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Abstract

Virtual Private Network (VPN) is the traditional approach for an end-to-end secure connection between two endpoints. But conventional VPN solutions are intended for wired networks with high-speed, highly reliable connections. In a mobile environment, connections are less reliable. This affects traditional VPN performance resulting in frequent application failure, data loss and reduced productivity. MobiVPN bridges the gap between what users and applications expect from a wired network and the realities of mobility. In this work, system design for a caching model is developed, and modifications to the OpenVPN software is implemented to make disruptions in the VPN transparent to the applications. MobiVPN is able to provide 1) persistency to application despite long unavailability of network connection using caching and freeze TCP techniques; with negligible throughput penalty when there is no disconnections due to extra computation overhead, and 2) improved TCP performance when disconnections occur up to 9.88% increase in throughput.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2016 International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications, ICNC 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Print)9781467385794
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 23 2016
EventInternational Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications, ICNC 2016 - Kauai, United States
Duration: Feb 15 2016Feb 18 2016

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OtherInternational Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications, ICNC 2016
CountryUnited States
CityKauai
Period2/15/162/18/16

Keywords

  • Mobile Security
  • Mobile VPN
  • Mobility
  • OpenVPN
  • Secure Communication
  • Security
  • VPN

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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    Alshalan, A., Pisharody, S., & Huang, D. (2016). MobiVPN: A mobile VPN providing persistency to applications. In 2016 International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications, ICNC 2016 [7440684] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICCNC.2016.7440684