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Project ID: 322
Author: A Prototypical Security Archit
Project Title: Konsam Urmila Devi
Semester: 1 2008
Committe Chair: Dr. Mario Garcia
Committee Member 1: Dr. David Thomas
Committee Member 2: Dr. Long-zhuang Li
Project Description: Security architecture is a blueprint of how to place resources optimally in an IT environment to support businesses, with security as a critical component. Corporations face challenges in doing this as data and applications in a corporate network need to be accessed by several entities within and outside the network. As organizational units in an enterprise create new Web applications, it is important that they take care of all security loopholes at the Web application level. This project aims at first designing an enterprise wide Security Architecture that will serve as a guideline or a reference to translate new business needs into secure application platforms, that comply with the enterprise wide Security Architecture. Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi (TAMU-CC), is the model organization for which the Enterprise wide Security Architecture is designed. The designed Security Architecture and enterprise wide security standards are then used to design a target security architecture for a Web application in TAMU-CC. The target architecture is designed to comply with the enterprise wide security standards and architecture. The Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol is used to provide secure connections between applications over the network/Internet. This project concentrates on implementing SSL on Web server as well as Weblogic application server. This research also focuses on generating private keys using various open source tools, obtaining selfsigned or digitally signed certificates from the Certificate Authority (CA) and applying them to the above Web and application servers.
Project URL:   322.pdf