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Recently proposed routing protocols, for the IoT networks platform, have been mostly based on reducing the data transfer’s energy. These approaches typically assume that the data link layer protocols provide the required reliability for data transmission. However, the nature of the networks affects the quality of information transmission; high error rates lead to a loss of aggregated information. To optimize the routing quality, in this paper, we proposed a security-based method by employing RPL protocol and Ant Coloney Optimization (ACO) algorithms. Our method considers the destination nodes as the root and proposes an ACO-based routing process aiming for an increased security and reliability. Performance of the proposed method was compared with the state-of-the-art protocols. Our simulation results suggest that the proposed method is advantageous in terms of security and reliability parameters, such as throughput and number of packets, as well as the algorithm’s running time complexity.
ACO Algorithms, IoT Security, Reliability Engineering, Network Routing
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