Implementation of an intrusion detection system based on mobile agents

Bernardes, dos Santos Moreira
2000 Proceedings International Symposium on Software Engineering for Parallel and Distributed Systems PDSE-99  
The number of security-breaking attempts originated inside the organizations are increasing steadily. Attacks made in this way, usually done by "authorized" users of the system, cannot be immediately located. As the idea of filtering the traffic at the "entrance door" (by firewalls, for instance) is not completely successful, the use of other technologies should be considered to increase the defense capacity of a site. Therefore, the introduction of mobile agents to provide the computational
more » ... he computational security by constantly moving around within the internal infoways of an organization is presented as a natural solution to prevent both external and the internal sources of intrusion. This work presents an evaluation of the use of mobile agents mechanisms to add mobility features to the process of monitoring intrusion in computational systems. A modular approach is proposed, where independent small agents will monitor the communication paths. This approach presents significant advantages in terms of minimizing overhead, increasing scalability and flexibility and providing fault tolerance.
doi:10.1109/pdse.2000.847862 dblp:conf/pdse/BernardesM00 fatcat:7qfepvyd4vg3jozrvwaytr2hxy