Secure Routing Technique in MANET: A Review

  • Aartika Chandrakar
  • Rajib Sarkar
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 243)


We are here to introduce the different approach that prevents security threat in MANET routing protocol. In recent year, secure routing protocol has been extensively studied. A mobile ad hoc network (MANET) is an infrastructure-less network where each node acts as an administrator for establishing end-to-end connection and a host for the source or destination. Security in MANET routing protocol is a mechanism to transfer data packet safely. Mostly, the routing protocols are based on cryptography scheme, security association, key distribution, authentication, and so on. The security research area is still open as many of the provided solutions are designed keeping a limited size scenario and limited kind of attacks and vulnerabilities. MANET is the future network because it is practically versatile, easy to use, inexpensive and can instantly update and reconfigure itself. In this paper, we have highlighted some of the typical vulnerabilities that are caused by characteristics of mobile ad hoc networks such as dynamic topology, limited resources (e.g., bandwidth, power), and lack of central management’s points.


Route investigation protocol MANET Key management Security Authentication Malicious node 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceCentral Institute of TechnologyRaipurIndia

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