Agent Based Security for the Active Network Infrastructure

  • Stamatis Karnouskos
  • Ingo Busse
  • Stefan Covaci
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1653)


Security in Active Networks is still in its infancy! This paper presents a new Agent-Based Security architecture for the Active Network Infrastructure (ABSANI). It is explained why agents in combination with Java are considered the appropriate solution for security architecture and how this can be applied in the Active Networks. An agent-based Active Node architecture is introduced and ABSANI is placed within that approach. Subsequently, all the basic components of the ABSANI are analyzed arguing for the benefits they offer. Finally an application scenario of Place-oriented Virtual Private Networks is demonstrated.


Mobile Agent Active Node Security Architecture Agent Platform Security Check 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stamatis Karnouskos
    • 1
  • Ingo Busse
    • 1
  • Stefan Covaci
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Institute for Open Communication Systems (GMD-FOKUS)German National Research Center for Information TechnologyBerlinGermany

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