Date Added: Jan 2013
This paper presents a comprehensive review of performance-security trade-off based on RANETs. It is suggested that Stochastic Petri Nets (SPNs) are the best choice to investigate performance-security trade-off in RANETs. In the context of RANETs, a mathematical model that is based on SPNs is analyzed to investigate performance-security trade-off. Security is assessed in terms of Mean Time To Security Failure (MTTSF) and performance is assessed in terms of service Response time (R). The main objective is to find optimal settings that includes the best intrusion detection interval and best batch rekey interval under which mean time to security failure is maximized while satisfying performance requirement in terms of system response time.