The Role of SSL/TLS, IPsec & IKEv2 Protocols in Security of E-learning System’s Communications, A Study & Simulation Approach

International Journal of Computer Trends and Technology (IJCTT)          
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Volume-50 Number-1
Year of Publication : 2017
Authors : Afshin Zivi, Gholamreza Farahani, Kooroush Manochehri


Afshin Zivi, Gholamreza Farahani, Kooroush Manochehri "The Role of SSL/TLS, IPsec & IKEv2 Protocols in Security of E-learning System’s Communications, A Study & Simulation Approach". International Journal of Computer Trends and Technology (IJCTT) V50(1):20-33, August 2017. ISSN:2231-2803. Published by Seventh Sense Research Group.

Abstract -
E-learning is a new educational concept that provides digital content and learner-centered environment for both student and teacher. Security on all systems is an important way to organize it, since internet as the backbone of all systems is considered unsafe and in fact transfers all the communicational transactions in the e-learning system, thus intruders and attackers can abuse security holes, and cause troubles for the system. E-learning system must be secure against threats and manipulations by intruders as well as to protect student privacy. Security is a basic principle in the development of networks, however, the lack of security procedures that can be easily implemented, is fully tangible, and because, an e-learning system mainly provides services through its varied services’ networks to users, so the lack of security mechanisms can cause irreparable damage to the system. The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare the protocols of SSL/TLS, IPsec, and IKEv2 to secure communications of e-learning system. It should be noted that all obtained solutions including securing e-learning system with the help of the above-mentioned protocols is based on the administrative-technical model presented in the previous study.

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E-learning system, security, SSL/TLS protocol, IPsec protocol, IKEv2 protocol.