Abstract: Security and Quality of Services (QoS) are joined together in different ways: securing the QoS routing protocol from being interfered to prevent incorrect route choice, Quality of Security Services (QoSS) that concerns about securing the users applications and finally integrating security as QoS parameters thus beside the normal QoS the user can also request for a certain level of security. This study will look to the necessity of integrating security as a QoS parameter from additional point of view. Even though the QoS routing protocol chose the best route to achieve the requested QoS constraint yet the requested level of service is not achieved. This study claims that the reason behind that is the unsecured route where in the packet transmission phase security attacks can seriously harm the delay, throughput, packet delivery ratio or any other QoS requests. This study contribute and prove the need of adding security levels to the QoS routing table metrics as a second pair. The security level needed should be calculated on the QoS framework such a framework could be named as QoS++.
Ola M. Daoudeyeh and Rosilah Hassan, 2014. The Necessity of Integrating Security as a QoS Parameter in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, 9: 466-473.