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Mobile agent based multi-layer security framework for cloud data centers

Uddin, Mueen and Memon, Jamshed and Alsaqour, Raed A. and Shah, Asadullah and Abdul Rozan, Mohd Zaidi (2015) Mobile agent based multi-layer security framework for cloud data centers. Indian Journal of Science & Technology, 8 (12). pp. 52923-1. ISSN 0974-5645 (O), 0974-6846 (P)

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Abstract

Objective:This paper proposes a new mobile agent based cloud security framework comprising four different security and authentication layers to establish the trust relationship between two entities before using cloud services. Methods/Analysis:The proposed framework is divided into four layers with each performing authentication, verification and integrity at different levels of communication between entities. An algorithm is used to check and analyze the validity and functionality of each layer. Mobile agents are used as main components for performing different tasks assigned and requested by clients from cloud service providers. Findings:The framework uses authenticated mobile agents from both client and cloud server provider to perform the task on behalf of users to establish trustworthy computing relationship. This makes the whole process transparent and clear according to users and cloud service providers' perspective. The proposed framework effectively ensures privacy and security of clients data and gives control to client over his data using the security agents. Conclusion and Application: The main contribution of this paper is undoubtedly the agreement of trustworthy relationship between two entities to agree on security service level agreements to dynamically configure and add mobile agents on virtual machine handled by task managers in their respective mobile agent platform

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6566/43720
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cloud Computing, Cloud Security, Cloud Security Framework, Mobile Agents and Trust Relationship
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General) > T10.5 Communication of technical information
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology > Department of Information System
Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology > Department of Information System
Depositing User: Asadullah Shah Syed
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2015 13:59
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2017 12:19
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/43720

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