"This thesis proposes a distributed approach to securing computer networks by delegating the role of a conventional firewall to a collection of nodes and controllers placed throughout the networks they are intended toprotect from attack. This distributed firewall system is a specific application of a generalized distriubted system framework that is also proposed in this thesis. The design and implementation of both the generalized framework and the application of the framework in creating a distributed firewall system for use on Ethernet-based networks that rely on the Internet Protocol are discussed. Conclusions based upon the preliminary implementation of the proposed systems are given along with future directions"--Abstract, pageiii.
Miller, Ann K.
Tauritz, Daniel R.
Stanley, R. Joe
Electrical and Computer Engineering
M.S. in Computer Engineering
University of Missouri--Rolla
viii, 56 pages
© 2007 William Dee Atkins, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Computer networks -- Security measures
Firewalls (Computer security)
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Link to Catalog Record
Atkins, William Dee, "Design and implementation of a hardened distributed network endpoint security system for improving the security of internet protocol-based networks" (2007). Masters Theses. 4548.