A Review on Privacy and Security Improvement Mechanisms in MANETs


  • Kiran Kumar Kommineni Research Scholar, Department of Computer Science, Vikrama Simhapuri University, Nellore, AP.
  • Ande Prasad Professor, Department of Computer Science, Vikrama Simhapuri University, Nellore, AP.


SDN MANET, fixed infrastructure, SDN controller, security, models


A wireless network called a Mobile Ad hoc Network (MANET) allows mobile devices or nodes to connect without the use of a permanent infrastructure. When fixed infrastructure is unavailable, unfeasible, or expensive, it is helpful. However, they are valuable in disaster recovery operations, military communication, automotive networks, outdoor events, and isolated places. MANETs confront issues with routing, resource management, security, and scalability. In the absence of a fixed infrastructure and centralized administration, MANETs, or Mobile Adhoc Networks, are groups of nodes that are mobile that dynamically construct brief-lived networks.[1] These networks are suffered from two major problems like energy conservation and another one is security due to attacks. Software Defined Networking (SDN) is the progressed communication system that isolates the system information plane from the control plane. It has been seen as an energy-efficient, layered, scalable, and dynamic technique to manage and control architectures for wireless and wired networks. to address the security-related challenges, MANET was integrated with the SDN controller.[2] SDN MANET denotes that the architecture is adapted to a particular operational need, ecosystem circumstances and equipment functioning. Network management, bandwidth control, enhanced security, and energy management while routing are some of the main advantages of SDN MANET. Here, the SDN controller is essential to the network's many different activities. In MANETs, already various techniques are available to maintain trust and provide security. But sometimes the performance of these models is poor if the numbers of nodes or attackers are varied in the network. There is a drastic change in the performance characteristics of the network like more power consumption, increased delay, huge packet loss, and dropped throughput. Due to these reasons, there is a need to propose some advanced models for MANET security along with improvement in performance metrics. To obtain better performance, we are planning to implement hybrid models in the SDN MANET environment.


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Kommineni, K. K. ., & Prasad, A. . (2023). A Review on Privacy and Security Improvement Mechanisms in MANETs. International Journal of Intelligent Systems and Applications in Engineering, 12(2), 90–99. Retrieved from https://ijisae.org/index.php/IJISAE/article/view/4224



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