Date Added: Dec 2010
Traditional network security protocols depend mainly on developing cryptographic schemes and on using biometric methods. These have led to several network security protocols that are unbreakable based on difficulty of solving un-tractable mathematical problems such as factoring large integers. In this paper, Security of Networks Employing Encoding and Decoding (SNEED) is developed to mitigate single and multiple link attacks. Network coding and shared capacity among the working paths are used to provide data protection and data integrity against network attackers and eavesdroppers. SNEED can be incorporated into various applications in on-demand TV, satellite communications and multimedia security. Finally, It is shown that SNEED can be implemented easily where there are k edge disjoint paths between two core nodes (routers or switches) in an enterprize network.