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Virtual private networks (6 points)


Leader: A Khan

Caulfield Second semester 2003 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2004 (Day)
Caulfield Summer 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: Layered structure of networks, security threats in an open network environment, and basic security. Detailed exposition of major tools and protocols used in VPNs, including firewalls, IPSec, Internet Security Association and Key Management Protocol (ISAKMP), Internet Key Exchange (IKE), Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) and Point-to-Point Tunnelling Protocol (PPTP), Layer 2 Tunnelling Protocol (L2TP), Terminal Access Control Access Control System (TACACS), Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), and SOCKS. Exposition of principles and methodologies for the design and implementation of Intranets and Extranets using VPNs. Techniques for managing security, naming and address services, and performance of a VPN.

Assessment: Assignments: 50% A written report: 50%

Contact Hours: 4 contact hours per week

Prerequisites: Admission to the Master of Network Computing, or equivalent Masters level programs of the Faculty of Information Technology; some programming experience in C, C

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