A Comparison of Mobile Agent and SNMP Message Passing for Network Security Management Using Event Cases

  • Ching-hang Fong
  • Gerard Parr
  • Philip Morrow
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/11908852_14

Volume 4268 of the book series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
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Fong C., Parr G., Morrow P. (2006) A Comparison of Mobile Agent and SNMP Message Passing for Network Security Management Using Event Cases. In: Parr G., Malone D., Ó Foghlú M. (eds) Autonomic Principles of IP Operations and Management. IPOM 2006. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 4268. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

Research has proposed that next generation Mobile Agent (MA) technology will achieve the overall notion of “Zero Touch” network management. The advantages offered by using MA-based Network Manage-ment (MANM) include reduction in network traffic, intelligence, automation, fault-tolerance, and robustness. From our previous research, we have developed a security-focused MA framework (MASAM) for achieving active network management. This paper aims to examine the implication of network traffic load when implementing network security management by using MANM through four simulated security attack event cases. Evaluation results indicate that the MANM approach can enhance performance and security when dealing with various security attacks.

Keywords

Network Management Mobile Agent Security Architecture Security Attack Event Case 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ching-hang Fong
    • 1
  • Gerard Parr
    • 1
  • Philip Morrow
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Computing and Information Engineering, Faculty of EngineeringUniversity of UlsterColeraine, Co. LondonderryUnited Kingdom