Components Based Key Management Algorithm for Storage Area Networks
Data sharing and file distributions are the two primary functions of network attached storages. Fibre Channel based Storage Area Networks (FC-SAN) have become a more popular solution for the enterprise storage requirements and provide high speed data transfer with high availability, scalability and reliable storage solutions. As SAN keeps and shares entire organizations critical information, it is considered to be more vulnerable to the attackers who gain a single point of access. In most of the data sharing operations among network users, uses encrypted data transfer with proper key management. Securing the SAN data with public key algorithm like RSA is the least less discussed topic and generating keys is a difficult task in distributed environment like Storage Area networks.