Managing Intrusion Detection as a Service in Cloud Networks

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Executive Summary

Cloud computing is frequently being utilized to eliminate the need to local information resources. In this paper, the authors address the problem of intrusion detection in cloud environments and the possibility of allowing intrusion detection to be provided to clients as a service. The paper describes the Cloud Intrusion Detection Service (CIDS), which is intended to function as an intrusion detection web service to be provided for cloud clients in a service-based manner. CIDS utilizes the "Snort" open source intrusion detection system. The operating logic and user access web pages were developed using J2EE. They implemented a proof-of-concept prototype to evaluate the performance. CIDS was proved to be very friendly to resource allocation.

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