An Integrated Model for Monitoring Nodes in Computer Networks

  • O. J. Okafor Federal University of technology, Owerri
  • O. C. Nwokonkwo Federal University of technology, Owerri
  • A. M. John-Otumu Federal University of technology, Owerri
Keywords: Agent technology, Computer networks, Integrated model, Monitoring, Services


Monitoring complex computer network environment is now a very challenging task for network administrators despite the various existing monitoring applications for networks that are faced with the issues of centralized monitoring, which causes network traffic, reduces network bandwidth, and are unable to concurrently run two or more network services. This research paper was designed to tackle the problems exhibited by the existing network monitoring application by integrating different network monitoring services in a single model using the power of agent’s distributed processing and monitoring services. Data about the existing and proposed model was gathered using key informant interview approach, and observation of the existing software. Iterative software model was adopted as the software development life cycle based on its strengths and suitability. The proposed model was developed using use-case and sequence diagrams. Suitable programming languages and development environment such as Java, JavaScript, Hypertext Preprocessor, Hypertext markup language and MySQL were used in coding the software prototype. The functionality of the proposed system was tested and results showed that the proposed system has 100% anomaly network intrusion detection rate and better functional features as compared to the existing network monitoring applications observed.


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How to Cite
Okafor, O. J., Nwokonkwo, O. C., & John-Otumu, A. M. (2021). An Integrated Model for Monitoring Nodes in Computer Networks. Journal of Advances in Computing, Communications and Information Technology, 1, 18-27.
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