Date Added: Nov 2012
In modern era of technology wireless networks are widely used for data communication throughout the world. Mobile Ad-hoc NETwork (MANET) is one of the type in which each device works as an independent node and also as a router for forwarding data between nodes of the MANET. MANET has no centralized or authorized body to protect the communication from intruders and considered as vulnerable to attacks due to its distributed nature and lack of infrastructure. Cluster based distributed and cooperative Intrusion Detection System (IDS) provides security to some extent. The header node in a cluster is a key component because if compromised the whole cluster will be destroyed.