Internet Security Protocols: Protecting IP Traffic

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A networking professional’s guide to providing end-to-end and gateway Internet security for the user’s information. Covers the essential Internet security protocols designed to protect IP traffic. DLC: Computer networks–Security measures. Amazon.com Review
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Internet Security Protocols: Protecting IP Traffic

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  1. Anonymous says:

    A subject matter as complex as IPSec, PKI, and IKE, Grant does a very good job of explaining, where other authors have made the subject very dry and difficult reading.

    He does miss TLS/SSL, which you would think he would cover given the tittle of the book.
    Rating: 4 / 5

  2. Nigel J Clarke says:

    I’m not sure if the other readers understood the content in this book, but it is a valuable resource. There is a wide range of security related protocols on the internet, this book can’t cover all of them.

    On page 49 it states ” the attractive aspect to PGP is that is speeds up the process considerably. And Paul Zimmerman, the author of PGP, came up with this novel idea.” This sounds like the author know who Zimmerman was, and gave him a compliment.

    As far as SSL not being covered…look @ the topics covered. This will help you to understand what protocols the author has covered. If you’re looking for information on protocols not mentioned in the “topics covered” you will need to purchase another book ;-)

    If you’re interested in understanding the internals of IPsec and you can’t decipher the hyrogliphic type RFCs, this is for you.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  3. Anonymous says:

    This book looked great, the cover made it sound great and I almost considered buying it until I looked at the table of contents and saw that this “expert” author explains that Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) was created by some guy named “Paul Zimmermann”. Anyone even remotely familiar with PGP knows that PHIL ZIMMERMANN is the legend behind PGP and since the PGP documentation states this, any self-respecting security expert would know this.

    Sorry, but I don’t trust a security “expert” who lacks credibility on getting the names of security legends right.
    Rating: 1 / 5

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