International Journal of Computer Applications
"In wired networks, building reliable and secured network connections is becoming extremely important. Security and routing in wired networks remain challenging problem due to the complexity involved such as improper path discovery, congestion, network traffic and delay. In this paper, the authors first analyze the vulnerabilities for networks under different types of attacks. Then, they propose an authentication and key assignment protocol to hierarchical routing to overcome those vulnerabilities with the security functionality to prevent malicious attacks. Hence, both security and routing analysis is provided for hierarchical network routing using authentication and integrity, and key assignment protocol."