Science & Engineering Research Support soCiety (SERSC)
MANET security is becoming a challenge for researchers with the time. The lack of infrastructure gives rise to authentication problems in these networks. Most of the TTP and non-TTP based schemes seem to be impractical for being adopted in MANETs. A hybrid key management scheme addressed these issues effectively by pre-assigned logins on offline basis and issuing certificates on its basis using 4G services. However, the scheme did not taken into account the CRL status of servers; if it is embedded the nodes need to check frequently the server's CRL status for authenticating any node and place external messages outside MANET which leads to overheads.