IPSec is a suite of protocols that adds security to communications at the IP level. Protocols within IPSec make extensive use of two databases, namely the Security Policy Database (SPD) and the Security Association Database (SAD). The ability to query the SPD quickly is fundamental as this operation needs to be done for each incoming or outgoing IP packet, even if no IPSec processing needs to be applied on it. This may easily result in millions of query per second in gigabit networks. Since the databases may be of several thousands of records on large secure gateways, a dedicated hardware solution is needed to support high throughput and to prevent denial of service attacks. In this paper we discuss an architecture for these query units, we propose different query methods for the two databases, and we compare them through simulation. Two different versions of the architecture are presented: the first is a serial architecture that is able to perform up to 7.5 million queries per second; the second is a multithreaded architecture that can perform up to 11 million queries per second.
|Titolo:||IPSec database query acceleration|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore ING-INF/05 - Sistemi di Elaborazione delle Informazioni|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2008|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1007/978-3-540-88653-2_14|
|Tipologia:||Book Part (author)|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||03 - Contributo in volume|