Term:Agent

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DSS Glossary

Agent - Person who engages in clandestine activity.

NIST IR 7298

Agent - A program used in distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks that sends malicious traffic to hosts based on the instructions of a handler. SOURCE: SP 800-61

NIST SP 800-113

Agent - A host-based IPS program that monitors and analyzes activity and performs preventive actions; OR a program or plug-in that enables an SSL VPN to access non-Web-based applications and services.

NIST SP 800-61r1

Agent - A program used in distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks that sends malicious traffic to hosts based on the instructions of a handler. Also known as a bot.

NIST SP 800-61

Agent - A program used in distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks that sends malicious traffic to hosts based on the instructions of a handler.

NIST SP 800-94

Agent - A host-based intrusion detection and prevention program that monitors and analyzes activity and may also perform prevention actions.

NIST SP 800-95

Agent - A program acting on behalf of a person or organization. ( Web Services Glossary - W3C Working Group Note 11 February 2004, http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/NOTE-ws-gloss-20040211)