Secure SetRequest and GetResponse for SNMP: APSSNMP

C.M. Wee, M.S. Beg, and B. Vaillant


Network management and control, simple network management protocol (SNMP), network protocol and security and privacy


The security mechanisms for Simple Network Management Protocol version 1 and version 2 (SNMPv1 and SNMPv2) are trivial, and therefore its potential to be a network management protocol has been limited to merely an observation/monitoring protocol. These security concerns were addressed by SNMPv3 (USM and VACM), but it is complex and difficult to implement on today’s deployed systems. The proposed APSSNMP is a simpler implementation that is easier to implement and is resistant to masquerade, modification, and replay threats and also provides confidentiality. APSSNMP can also be easily extended on the agent and provides backward compatibility.

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