Evaluating the Security of Mobile Agent Platforms

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Melomey, Divina and Mouratidis, Haralambos 2006. Evaluating the Security of Mobile Agent Platforms. Proceedings of the AC&T, pp. 48-54
AuthorsMelomey, Divina and Mouratidis, Haralambos
TypeConference paper

Mobile agents are software entities that can migrate autonomously throughout a network
from host to host. This means they are not bounded to the platform they begin execution. This feature
of agents makes them a very attractive technology, and in fact it has been argued many times in the
literature that mobile agents help to reduce network traffic and perform tasks more efficient.
However, security issues have not yet been fully investigated and in fact, mobile agent platforms
sometimes they neglect the security issues involved with agent mobility. This paper presents a
security related evaluation of 8 main mobile agent platforms.

KeywordsMobile networks; mobile agent platforms; security issues
ConferenceProceedings of the AC&T, pp
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Deposited09 Jun 2010
Web address (URL)http://www.uel.ac.uk/act/proceedings/documents/ACT06Proceeding.pdf
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Melomey, D. and Mouratidis, H. (2006) ‘Evaluating the Security of Mobile Agent Platforms’ Proceedings of the AC&T, pp.48-54..

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