Date Added: Oct 2013
The security of wireless networks has been a constant topic in the recent years. With the advance of wireless networks, building reliable and secure communication is becoming extremely important. Security is an essential requirement in Mobile Ad-hoc NETworks (MANETs) to provide protected communication between mobile nodes. In this paper, the authors propose a novel security mechanism: Cross-layer based Secure Routing in MANETs (CSR-MAN). Cross-layer design is a promising method to satisfy the network requirements which has gained its popularity during the recent years.