Date Added: Oct 2011
Now-a-days networks are becoming more open and subject to set of security threats. Recently there has been much focus on building secure distributed systems. Thus, a key challenge is to provide all computer systems with the appropriate mechanisms to offer security services such as authentication, secret preservation and automatic attacks detection commonly known as Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS). Commercial solutions are generally centralized and suffer from significant limitations when used in high-speed networks. This is one of the authors' major motivations to use the distributed model based on mobile agent platforms.