Mobile-Agent-Based System for Controlling Anti-Virus over LANs

Barhoum, Tawfiq S. and Al - Laham, Heba Z and Alsousi, Safa (2010) Mobile-Agent-Based System for Controlling Anti-Virus over LANs. Al-Aqsa University Journal (Natural Sciences Series), 14 (2). pp. 1-17. ISSN ISSN 2070-3155 (Print), ISSN 2521-893X (Online)

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The larger the LAN size, the more attacks arise and the more effort is needed to defend and control. Computer laboratories at large enterprises are suffering from the problem of the spread of viruses and the difficulty for laboratory technical administrator to permanently control such a large of number of computers within a LAN. With respect to the computer resources consumption, the LAN computers are extensively used during the day. These computers have no direct connection to the internet which may affect virus scanner’s signature update. This paper discusses the ability to introduce a mechanism to use mobile agent technology to control antivirus software that is available at LAN computers. The proposed system consists of 4 agents: Coordinator Agent, Scan Control Agent, Process Monitor Agent and Environment Monitor Agent. A combination of software development models are used to develop such a system, CBSE and Throw-Away Prototyping. One of the findings of this paper is the applicability to build a system using Mobile Agent Technology.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mobile Agent, Anti-Virus, LAN Security Control
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Mr. Ahmed A, Ouda
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2018 09:12
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2018 09:12

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