An improved X-means and isolation forest based methodology for network traffic anomaly detection

Yifan Feng, Weihong Cai, Haoyu Yue, Jianlong Xu, Yan Lin, Jiaxin Chen, Zijun Hu, Zhihong (Arry) Yao
<span title="2022-01-31">2022</span> <i title="Public Library of Science (PLoS)"> <a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="" style="color: black;">PLoS ONE</a> </i> &nbsp;
Anomaly detection in network traffic is becoming a challenging task due to the complexity of large-scale networks and the proliferation of various social network applications. In the actual industrial environment, only recently obtained unlabelled data can be used as the training set. The accuracy of the abnormal ratio in the training set as prior knowledge has a great influence on the performance of the commonly used unsupervised algorithms. In this study, an anomaly detection algorithm based
more &raquo; ... n X-means and iForest is proposed, named X-iForest, which clusters the standard Euclidean distance between the abnormal points and the normal cluster centre to achieve secondary filtering by using X-means. We compared X-iForest with seven mainstream unsupervised algorithms in terms of the AUC and anomaly detection rates. A large number of experiments showed that X-iForest has notable advantages over other algorithms and can be well applied to anomaly detection of large-scale network traffic data.
<span class="external-identifiers"> <a target="_blank" rel="external noopener noreferrer" href="">doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0263423</a> <a target="_blank" rel="external noopener" href="">pmid:35100305</a> <a target="_blank" rel="external noopener" href="">pmcid:PMC8803200</a> <a target="_blank" rel="external noopener" href="">fatcat:kbfaat7k3vc5jjyu7cfgaqm5hm</a> </span>
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