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Author Corradi, A. ♦ Montanari, R. ♦ Stefanelli, C.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©1999
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Mobile agents ♦ Protection ♦ Internet ♦ Security ♦ Network servers ♦ Web server ♦ Electronic commerce ♦ Mobile computing ♦ Computer networks ♦ Computer network management
Abstract The Mobile Agent (MA) paradigm seems to be a promising technology for developing applications in open, distributed and heterogeneous environments, such as the Internet. Mobile agents can overcome some of the limits of the traditional client/server model and can easily integrate with the Web to improve application accessibility. Many application areas, such as electronic commerce, mobile computing, network management and information retrieval can benefit from the application of the MA technology. However, a wider diffusion of MA is currently limited by the lack of a comprehensive security framework. Answering to the requirement of protection for both execution sites and mobile agents can boost the acceptance of the MA paradigm in the Internet environment. The paper describes an MA environment, called Secure and Open Mobile Agent (SOMA), that is based on a thorough security model and provides a wide range of tools and mechanisms to build and enforce flexible security policies. In particular, we focus on the problem of how mobile agents can be protected from malicious behavior of execution sites and we propose a distributed multiple-hops integrity protocol for mobile agent protection, fully integrated in SOMA.
Description Author affiliation: Dipt. di Elettronica Inf. e Sistemistica, Bologna Univ., Italy (Corradi, A.)
ISBN 0769503683
ISSN 07303157
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1999-10-29
Publisher Place USA
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 683.75 kB
Page Count 6
Starting Page 80
Ending Page 85

Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library