SECMAP: A secure mobile agent platform


Ugurlu S., Erdogan N.

MULTI-AGENT SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS IV, PROCEEDINGS, vol.3690, pp.102-111, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 3690
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Journal Name: MULTI-AGENT SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS IV, PROCEEDINGS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.102-111
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No

Abstract

This paper describes a mobile agent platform, Secure Mobile Agent Platform (SECMAP), and its security infrastructure. Unlike other agent systems, SECMAP proposes a new agent model, the shielded agent model, to meet security requirements and provides functionalities which ensure the implementation of the the shielded agent model. It provides secure agent communication and migration facilities, and maintains security policy information to examine agent actions and to prevent undesired/unauthorized activity, while employing cryptographic techniques to meet security constraints.