Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2004/314

A Technical Comparison of IPSec and SSL

AbdelNasir Alshamsi and Takamichi Saito

Abstract: IPSec (IP Security) and SSL (Secure Socket Layer) have been the most robust and most potential tools available for securing communications over the Internet. Both IPSec and SSL have advantages and shortcomings. Yet no paper has been found comparing the two protocols in terms of characteristic and functionality. Our objective is to present an analysis of security and performance properties for IPSec and SSL.

Category / Keywords: cryptographic protocols /

Date: received 16 Nov 2004

Contact author: alshamsi at aqua ts it teu ac jp

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Version: 20041117:100733 (All versions of this report)

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