International Journal of Applied Information Systems (IJAIS)
Mobile Ad hoc NETworks (MANETs) are susceptible to a variety of attacks that threaten their operation and the provided services. Intrusion Detection Systems (IDSs) may act as defensive mechanisms, since they monitor network activities in order to detect malicious actions performed by intruders, and then initiate the appropriate countermeasures. IDSs for MANETs have attracted much attention recently and thus, there are many publications that propose new IDS solutions or improvements to the existing. Current IDSs pose challenges on not only capricious intrusion categories, but also huge computational power.