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
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4268)


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.


Network Management Mobile Agent Security Architecture Security Attack Event Case 


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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

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