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Security is an indispensable aspect in every transaction happening in the network transmissions. Wireless Sensor Networks are pretty vulnerable to the security attacks. Hence a highly efficient architectural model is very much essential in designing the sensor networks. Cryptographic algorithms play a vital role in providing encryption and decryption to the data being transmitted consequently with which security is offered in an elegant manner. In this paper, a reliable design comprising three pioneering algorithms enabled with symmetric key is architected for secure communication in wireless sensor networks from a node to the base station. The design involves two phases. In the former phase two algorithms which are effective in all perspectives are used for data transmission from node to cluster head and in the latter phase another proficient algorithm is used for communication between cluster head to base station. The three algorithms used are Data Encryption Standard (DES), Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) and RC4. Both block and stream cipher algorithms are used to fine tune the performance; and in addition, the data has been compressed with unprecedented techniques to reduce the burden on encryption. This led to an amazing performance in terms of security parameters.