Abstract—Grid computing is an environment that allows sharing and coordinated use of diverse resources in dynamic, heterogeneous and distributed environment using Virtual Organization (VO). Security is a critical issue due to the open nature of the wireless channels in the grid computing which requires the three fundamental services: authentication, authorization and encryption. The privacy and anonymity are considered as an important factor, while communicating over publicly spanned network like web. To ensure a high level of security we explored an extension of onion routing, which has been used with dynamic token exchange along with protection of privacy and anonymity of individual identity. To improve the performance of encrypting the layers, the Elliptic Curve Cryptography is used. Compared to traditional cryptosystems like RSA (Rivest-Shamir-Adelman), ECC (Elliptic Curve Cryptosystem) offers equivalent security with smaller key sizes, which results in faster computations; lower power consumption, as well as memory and bandwidth savings. This paper presents the estimation of the performance improvements of onion routing using ECC as well as the comparison graph between performance level of RSA and ECC.
Index Terms—Anonymity, ECC, grid computing, onion routing, privacy, RSA.
The authors are with Software System Group, Department of Computer Science and Engg, M. A. M. College of Engineering, Anna University Tiruchirappalli, India (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com).
Cite: H. Parveen Begam and Maluk Mohamed M. A., "Performance Analysis of Elliptic Curve Cryptography Using Onion Routing to Enhance the Privacy and Anonymity in Grid Computing," International Journal of Future Computer and Communication vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 97-100, 2012.