International Journal of Computer Applications
The security of computer networks is of great importance. But, with the proliferation of electronic devices and the internet, there has been an exponential rise in malicious activities. The security perpetrators take the advantage of the intricacy of the internet and carry out intrusions. There have been certain researches to find out solutions for detecting intrusions. This paper has been the application of machine learning techniques to the field of network intrusion detection. Machine learning techniques can learn normal and anomalous patterns from training data and generate classifiers which can be used to detect intrusions in a network.