Agent Based Security for the Active Network Infrastructure
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.
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