Performance Measurement of Web Services Security Software (2005)

Author(s): Lamprecht C, van Moorsel A

    Abstract: Web Services are built on open standards to provide a generic way of communication between heterogeneous environments. Web Service security is an important factor for Web Services to gain increased acceptance. This paper presents how message level security is achieved in web services interactions and in particular explores whether VeriSign’s Trusted Services Integration Kit (TSIK) is a viable option for realising this. Through measurement of TSIK as well as of an implementation using Java Cryptography Extensions (JCE), we conclude that TSIK provides an adequate level of security with minimal additional overheads. However, it would benefit from using SHA-256 in future releases and decreasing algorithm operation time when processing larger messages.

    Notes: Proceedings of UKPEW 2005 published in University of Newcastle upon Tyne, School of Computing Science, Technical Report Series, no. CS-TR-916.

      • Date: 14-15 July 2005
      • Conference Name: 21st UK Performance Engineering Workshop
      • Pages: 11-20
      • Publisher: University of Newcastle upon Tyne, School of Computing Science
      • Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. abstract)
      • Bibliographic status: Published

        Professor Aad van Moorsel
        Head of School, Professor