Date Added: Dec 2010
Today, applications in mobile multi-agent systems require a high degree of confidence that running code inside the system will not be malicious. Also any malicious agents must be identified and contained. Since the inception of mobile agents, the intruder has been addressed using a multitude of techniques, but many of these implementations have only addressed concerns from the position of either the platform or the agents. Very few approaches have undertaken the problem of mobile agent security from both perspectives simultaneously. Furthermore, no middleware exists to facilitate provisioning of the required security qualities of mobile agent software while extensively focusing on easing the software development burden. The aim is to build a distributed secure system using multi-agents by applying the principles of software engineering.