Empirical Network Performance Evaluation of Security Protocols on Operating Systems

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Securing data transmission is currently a widely researched topic. There are numerous facades in data security. Virtual Private Network (VPN) is one such strand that provides security for data that is in motion. Performance of a network that has VPN implementation is at the forefront of network design and choice of the operating systems and cryptographic algorithms is critical to enhancing network performance. In this research undertaking, three VPN techniques, namely DES, 3DES and AES, which are commonly used to implement IPSec VPNs, are performance analyzed on test-bed setup.