International Journal of Computer Applications
A Mobile Ad-hoc NETwork (MANET) is a peer-to-peer wireless network where nodes can communicate with each other without infrastructure. Due to this nature of MANET; it is possible that there could be some malicious and selfish nodes that try to compromise the routing protocol functionality and makes MANET vulnerable to Denial of Service attack in military communication environments. This paper consider military scenarios and evaluate the performance of Security enhanced-Multipath AODV (Ad hoc On-demand Distance Vector Routing) routing protocol called SNAuth-SPMAODV (Secure Neighbor Authentication Strict Priority Multipath Ad hoc On-demand Distance Vector routing). The protocol discovers multiple paths between sender and receiver nodes without introducing extra packets into the network and authenticates the neighbor offering robustness in a secured MANET.