Quarantine Net: design and application

Matthijs Bomhoff, Casper Joost Eyckelhof, Remco van de Meent, Aiko Pras

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    Lately the world has seen an alarming increase in both the amount of new computer viruses and worms, as well as the speed at which they spread. Dealing with such outbreaks puts a heavy burden on end-users as well as operators of (enterprise) networks. In this paper we present an overview of, as well as operational experiences with Quarantine Net (QNET), a system that has been developed at the University of Twente. The goal of QNET is to limit the impact of computer viruses and worms outbreaks by quarantining infected systems in an automatic way. QNET not only reduces the speed at which viruses and worms spread, but also helps infected users to clean their systems and restore connectivity in a fast and easy way. Deployment at the University of Twente’s network has shown that QNET is an effective system to deal with outbreaks of computer viruses and worms, and sometimes achieves earlier results than popular antivirus tools.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages14
    Publication statusPublished - 16 May 2005
    Event9th IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management 2005 - Novotel/Sofitel, Nice, France
    Duration: 15 May 200519 May 2005
    Conference number: 9


    Conference9th IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management 2005
    Abbreviated titleIM 2005


    • Security management
    • Network monitoring
    • Ccomputer viruses and worms


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