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Publication Citation: Network Security Testing Using Mobile Agents

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Author(s): Athanasios T. Karygiannis;
Title: Network Security Testing Using Mobile Agents
Published: March 25, 1998
Abstract: This paper describes a prototype security testing tool that is currently under development at NIST. This prototype tool uses autonomous mobile agents to perform distributed, fault-tolerant, and adaptive network security testing. The security testing prototype is compared to existing methods, the design goals are outlined, its testing methodology is described, and the advantages and disadvantages of using mobile agents are discussed.
Conference: Practical Application of Intelligent Agents and Multi-Agents Technology
Location: London, UK
Dates: March 23-25, 1998
Keywords: mobile agents;security;testing
Research Areas: Information Technology, Computer Security, Networking
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