Annals of Telecommunications

, Volume 74, Issue 3–4, pp 167–173 | Cite as

A cooperative approach with improved performance for a global intrusion detection systems for internet service providers

  • Renato S. SilvaEmail author
  • Luís F. M. de Moraes


Typical perimeter-based intrusion detection systems do not provide the user with the necessary preventive protection measures. In addition, many of the available solutions still need to improve their true-positive detection rates and reduce the proportion of false-positive alarms. Therefore, internet service providers, utilising this type of device to defend their assets and subscribers against malicious traffic, may be induced by them to make incorrect decisions. In this paper, we propose a global intrusion detection system, based upon the BGP protocol that establishes a cooperative federation whose members are distributed autonomous intrusion detection elements. These elements are able to propagate alarms of potential threatening flows traversing their respective autonomous systems. We present the architecture for the described approach and an analytical model based upon Dempster-Shafer’s combination rule, in order to evaluate specific performance metrics. The results show significant improvements over the assessed metrics, highlighting the advantage of using the proposed solution as a frontline to prevent cyberattacks.


Cyberattacks Federation BGP Intrusion detection systems Dempster-Shafer Fusion Flow-spec 



The authors are profoundly grateful to Evandro L. Macedo for his assistance in helpful discussions, comments and suggestions to write this paper.

Funding information

The authors thank FAPERJ—the official funding agency for supporting science & technology research in the State of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and Rede-Rio (the state academic backbone network)—for the support given in the course of this work.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ravel Laboratory – PESC / Coppe-UFRJRio de JaneiroBrazil

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