International Conference on Advances in Computer, Electronics and Electrical Engineering - CEEE 2013
Author(s) : AHER NISHA N
Now a day the number of computer and network security incidents has been increasing remarkably in the past few years the importance of networks security and services at higher education institutions has never been higher than it is now. Users and institutions are demanding more and more network services and the exchange of more potentially sensitive information within these services. This has various impacts on the campus, ranging from the so-called Denial-Of-Service (DOS) to virus infection on end-users\' desktop / notebook computers. Therefore, the issue of network security has become a priority to campus network management, While using network services in campus network it can be more easily attacked. This paper presents a new technology called honeypot whose purpose is to detect and learn from attacks and use that information to improve security. A network administrator obtains first-hand information about the current threats on his network. Undiscovered security holes can be protected gained by the information from a Honeypot .Honeypot is a new network security technology beyond most traditional passive network security defense model. Compared to other security mechanisms, honeypot is convenient and flexible to deploy and implement with less performance overhead, achieving competently collecting valuable data and information and protecting the productive network.