<XML><RECORDS><RECORD><REFERENCE_TYPE>3</REFERENCE_TYPE><REFNUM>8370</REFNUM><AUTHORS><AUTHOR>Koliousis,A.</AUTHOR><AUTHOR>Sventek,J.S.</AUTHOR></AUTHORS><YEAR>2007</YEAR><TITLE>A Trustworthy Mobile Agent Infrastructure for Network Management</TITLE><PLACE_PUBLISHED>Proceedings of the IFIP/IEEE Symposium on Integrated Management, Munich, Germany, May 2007</PLACE_PUBLISHED><PUBLISHER>N/A</PUBLISHER><LABEL>Koliousis:2007:8370</LABEL><KEYWORDS><KEYWORD>mobile agents</KEYWORD></KEYWORDS<ABSTRACT>Despite several advantages inherent in mobile-agent-based approaches to network management as compared to traditional SNMP-based approaches, industry is reluctant to adopt the mobile agent paradigm as a replacement for the existing manager-agent model; the management community requires an evolutionary, rather than a revolutionary, use of mobile agents. Furthermore, security for distributed management is a major concern; agent-based management systems inherit the security risks of mobile agents. We have developed a Java-based mobile agent infrastructure for network management that enables the safe integration of mobile agents with the SNMP protocol. The security of the system has been evaluated under agent to agentplatform and agent to agent attacks and has proved trustworthy in the performance of network management tasks.</ABSTRACT></RECORD></RECORDS></XML>