A Secure Cloud-Based Heterogeneous Network using A Novel Routing Protocol for Smart Military Applications
M Hemanth Chakravarthy1, Pethuru Raj2, A. Suresh3, E A Neeba4, S Sasikala5

1M Hemanth Chakravarthy, Application Development Team Lead, Accenture Technology, Perungalathur, Chennai-63, Tamil Nadu, India.
2Pethuru Raj, Chief Architect and Vice President, Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) Division Reliance Jio InfoComm. Ltd. (RJIL), SARGOD Imperial, 23, Residency Road Bangalore 560025, India.
3A. Suresh, Professor & Head, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Nehru Institute of Engineering and Technology, T.M.Palayam, Coimbatore, 641105, TamilNadu, India.
4E A Neeba, Assistant Professor, Department of Information Technology, Rajagiri School of Engineering & Technology, Rajagiri Valley, Kakkanad, Kochi – 682039, Kerala, India.
5S Sasikala, Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Paavai Engineering College, Namakkal, Tamil Nadu, India.
Manuscript received on 17 April 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 24 April 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 April 2019 | PP: 565-570 | Volume-8 Issue-6, April 2019 | Retrieval Number: E2877038519/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: Having understood the strategic significance of the flourishing cloud idea, enterprises across the globe are keenly strategizing and executing to embark on the cloud journey with all the clarity and confidence. There are product vendors bringing forth additional capabilities to easily and quickly setup and sustain competent cloud environments, which are being positioned as the one-stop IT solution for worldwide business organizations. The business domains such as governments, retail stores, healthcare providers, telecommunication service providers, supply chain and logistics, utilities, homeland security, etc. are keenly embracing the cloud idea to be ahead of their competitors in their operations, outputs and offerings. However, there are some critical challenges and concerns being associated with the cloud paradigm. The widely quoted non-functional requirements (NFRs) and the quality of service (QoS) attributes such as security, performance, reliability, modifiability, and availability have to be fulfilled by cloud software, platform and infrastructures in order to boost the confidence level of business executives and institutions. There are mission-critical and emergency services, which are finding their residence in cloud environments (private, public and hybrid). Their requirements are quite unique and hence researchers across the globe are striving hard and stretching further to bring forth innovative, disruptive and transformation technology solutions to fulfill the various needs.This paper proposes a cloud-based network architecture that contributes a consistent and ubiquitous Internet connection. The mesh topology is recommended here to ensure that the connectivity is available all the time without any fail and slowdown. The security of data when it gets transmitted over channels, persisted in data stores, and used by applications, has to be ensured in order to boost the confidence of data owners and users. Hence, this paper proposes a secure cloud-based heterogeneous network using a novel routing protocol. 
Keyword: Cloud, Security, Emergency Services, Heterogeneous Network, Military Network, Elliptical Curve Cryptography (ECC), Hybrid Elliptical Curve Cryptography (HECC).
Scope of the Article: Cloud, Security