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 Dates: March 23-25, 1998
Conference Location: London, UK
Conference Title: Practical Application of Intelligent Agents and Multi-Agents Technology
Pub Type: Conferences
mobile agents, security, testing