Date Added: Jan 2012
In very simple terms the authors define Mobile Agent is an independent piece of code that has mobility and autonomy behavior. The main advantage of using Mobile Agent in the Network is that it reduces load on network traffic. In an Ad-hoc Network, Mobile Agent plays a crucial role in securing network with help of IDS (Intrusion Detection System) or IPS (Intrusion Prevention System). In order to deploy dynamic network software or to capture information from the networking nodes Mobile Agent can play a crucial role. But securing Mobile Agent is necessary in case of Ad-hoc Network and security is utmost required to secure Mobile Agent and Agent Server.